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Alma Pudding


Steamed pudding of dried fruit (currants, sultanas) in cake mixture (Mrs.B)

Original Receipt in 'The Book of Household Management', 1861, edited by Isabella Beeton (See Mrs.B)


1237. INGREDIENTS. -½ lb. of fresh butter,½ lb. of powdered sugar,½ lb. of flour, ¼ lb. of currants, 4 eggs.
Mode. - Beat the butter to a thick cream, strew in, by degrees, the sugar, and mix both these well together; then dredge the flour in gradually, add the currants, and moisten with the eggs, which should be well beaten. When all the ingredients are well stirred and mixed, butter a mould that will hold the mixture exactly, tie it down with a cloth, put the pudding into boiling water, and boil for 5 hours; when turned out, strew some powdered sugar over it, and serve.
Time. - 6 hours.
Average cost, 1s. 6d.
Sufficient for 5 or 6 persons.
Seasonable at any time.

In children's literature, Enid Blyton's boarding-school novel Fifth Form at St Clare's has a plump character called Alma Pudden.

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