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Traditional English Recipe - Black Pudding

Question - When is a pudding not a pudding?
Answer - When it's a black pudding.
Black pudding

Traditionally eaten as part of a full English breakfast, this is not a sweet pudding!
Those who like it, love it. Me? I leave it.


1 quart of fresh pig's blood
1 quart of skimmed milk
½ loaf of bread cut into cubes
1 cup of rice
1 cup of barley
1lb fresh beef suet
2 or 3 handfuls of dry oatmeal
Pepper, salt, black pepper and dried mint (to taste)


  1. Prepare the rice and barley by soaking them in water and cooking well in the oven.
  2. Place the bread in a large pie dish.
  3. Pour the milk over the bread.
  4. Place in a warm oven (do not overheat).
  5. Pour the blood into the warmed milk and bread.
  6. Add the cooked rice and barley.
  7. Grate in the beef suet.
  8. Stir in the oatmeal.
  9. Season with pepper, salt etc.
  10. Place into greased dripping pans until ¾ full.
  11. Bake in a moderate oven until cooked through.


Bake: To cook in an oven.

Dripping pans : Pan for catching drippings under roasting meat

To grate: To rub food downwards on a grater to produce shreds or slices of varying thicknesses.

To grease: to apply a layer of fat to a surface to prevent food from sticking, e.g. grease the baking tray with butter.

To pour: To transfer a liquid from one container to another.

To soak: To immerse a solid in a liquid.

To stir: To agitate an ingredient or a number of ingredients using a hand held tool such as a spoon.

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