10 0zs flour (300 grams)
8 ozs dates (240 grams)
4 ozs (125 grams) sugar
2 eggs
4 ozs (240 grams) suet (margarine or butter)
1 teaspoonful of baking powder
½ nutmeg
1 gill (1/2 cup) milk


Chop suet finely, mix with flour and baking powder sifted, add dates stoned and chopped, sugar grated nutmeg, beat eggs in with milk, pour into dry ingredients stir with a wooden spoon till just mixed (too much stirring will make it heavy) place in prepared cloth tie up leaving enough room to swell and boil 2 hours in a large quantity of boiling water, serve with sweet sauce and custard.