Steamed Date Pudding

Dates, walnuts, cinnamon all combine to produce a wonderful steam date pudding recipe.


1 ¾ cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
1 cup finely chopped dates
1 cup chopped walnuts
2/3 cup butter or margarine
1cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1/3 cup water

Mix 1 ½ cups flour with baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Mix remaining ¼ cup flour with dates and walnuts to coat well. Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine milk and water; add alternately with dry ingredients to creamed mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Add date-nut mixture; mix until well blended.
Turn into a greased and floured steam pudding pan or 2 pound coffee can and cover with 4-6 layers of paper towelling. Set can/ pan in slow cooker. Pour 1 ½ cups boiling water around can/pan.
Cover and cook on High 2 – 4 hours. Unmould and serve with Cream/ icecream / custard.

Serves 6-8

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