Date Pudding


  • 1 ½ cups self-raising flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 125g butter
  • ¾ cup firmly packed soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 6-8 dates, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons milk


  1. Sift flour with salt.
  2. Cream butter with sugar until light, then gradually beat in eggs and vanilla (and a little flour with the last few additions).
  3. Fold in remaining flour, dates and milk.
  4. Spoon into a well buttered pudding basin, cover with double thickness of greased grease-proof paper, tie down and steam for 2 hours.
  5. Serve with custard. Serves 6.
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