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.