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Microwaved Onion Pudding



Microwaved Onion Pudding

steamed_suet_puddingI always remember a highlight of the roast dinners we used have at home was my dads microwaved onion pudding – it was always moist, filled with flavour and left me wanting more. I remember a feature was that you could microwave it in around 5 minutes where the traditional method would have you steaming away for hours. So here it is, perfect as a feature of a vegetarian dish or as a side with a roast – either way make sure you drench it with gravy!

  • Serves 4-6 as a side, 2-3 as a main
  • 3oz Shredded Suet (I used Atora light but it’s up to you)
  • 6oz Self raising flour
  • Some water
  • pinch of salt
  • a stock cube or some gravy granuals (options)
  • 1 Onion (Diced)

Method for Microwaved Onion Pudding.

1.Use a fork to mix the suet, flour, salt and stock cube (you can actually use any seasoning) with a bit of water, keep adding dashes of water until you have a doughey mixture which is a tiny bit sticky to the touch, but not wet.

2. Divide the suet into a small ball, a medium ball and a large ball.

3.  Grease a pyrex or microwaveable bowl and flatten the small ball in the bottom of the bowl (the resulting patty is going to be around 1/2 inch thick.

4. Add a layer of diced onion and flatten the medium wall, placing on top of the onion. Layer more onion and repeat with teh larger ball.

5. Cover with a plate or with clingfilm and microwave on high for 5 minutes.

That’s it! Job done.

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Categories: Good Old English Recipes, Quick and Easy Recipe, The Sunday Roast


5 responses to “Microwaved Onion Pudding”

  1. Mick says:

    Good recipe, once tasted an absolute must with roast as a side dish. I prefer it without the stock cube and with the onion mixed into the dough. Certainly this recipe is a star addition if you want to impress at the table.

  2. Shirley says:

    Was searching for a recipe to make an “Onion Wig” which my mum used to tell me her mother made back in the 1940’s and before. I know it was a suet pud. so am wondering if your recipe is the one to try 🙂

  3. Phill says:

    Hi Shirley,

    I’m sorry, I have never heard of Onion Wig, but a search on Google brought up this:- http://www.celtnet.org.uk/recipes/miscellaneous/fetch-recipe.php?rid=misc-wigs

    They appear to be sweet as opposed to savoury but maybe a variation on a theme? Let me know 🙂

  4. Alice King says:

    I AM LOPOKING FOR A RECIPE SIMILAR TO THIS, WHICH MY MOTHER USED TO MAKE, BUT SHE PUT THE MIXTURE IN A BOWL, WRAPPED IT IN A CLOTH, AND STEAMED IT. iT THEN HAD A SOFT CRUST, AND SHE WOULD POUR GRAVY ALL OVER IT…TWAS SO DELICIOUS..WOULD THIS WORK THE SAME?

  5. Phill says:

    You know what Alice, I think this is a variation of that exact recipe. My Dad does it the way you describe it – give it a go and let me know what you think…all the best 🙂

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