Sago plum pudding

This delicious sago plum pudding is great for sharing with friends at your Christmas lunch or dinner.

  • 25 mins preparation
  • 6 hrs cooking
  • Serves 8
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Sago plum pudding
  • 2 cup (500ml) milk
  • 2/3 cup (130g) sago
  • 2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 1/2 cup (330g) brown sugar
  • 3 cup (210g) soft fresh breadcrumbs
  • 3 cup (480g) mixed dried fruit
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 120 gram butter, melted


Sago plum pudding
  • 1
    Bring milk to boil and pour over sago in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight to soak.
  • 2
    The next day, add bicarbonate of soda and a pinch of salt. Stir through remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • 3
    Place a circle of buttered baking paper in base of an 8-cup pudding basin generously greased with butter. Spoon in pudding mixture, packing down firmly as you go. Cover with a circle of buttered baking paper and two sheets of aluminium foil. Tie foil with string to seal.
  • 4
    Pour enough water into a large saucepan to come halfway up side of basin. Bring to boil and lower pudding into water. Cover and simmer for 4 hours, adding more water if necessary. Re-steam for another 2 hours before serving. Serve sliced with vanilla custard.

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