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Queer Times Pudding

This is a cheap and easy steamed pudding and it pops up in old recipe books across Britain. However, most recipes outside of Yorkshire use treacle, but this is a Wakefield variation on this, replacing treacle with currants and using breadcrumbs in equal measure to flour.


  • 1 cup (around 4oz/113g) of breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 cup (around 4oz/113g) of flour
  • 1 cup (around 4oz/113g) of currants
  • 2 oz (55g) suet
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup (around 4oz/113g) of sugar


  1.  Mix all the ingredients together with a little milk.
  2. Put into a greased basin and steam for 2 hours.
  3. Serve it warm with custard.


SourceOld Northern Recipes (1975) by Joan Poulson. Published by Hendon Publishing Co.

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