Ingredients

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

Method

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.