Snowdon Pudding

I’ve never been to Snowdon although I have been to Wales many. many times. We almost went there once when we were visiting cousins who were staying not far away, but we went out for a local walk instead of driving a bit further and seeing the highest mountain in Wales. Snowdon isn’t it’s real name, its real name is Yr Wyddfa, and it is 1,085 ft high. I’m not sure why Snowdon pudding is so called – I thought maybe it was covered in icing sugar or icing to represent the snowy peak of the mountain, but no, it has a marmalade topping! I found it in Modern Practical Cookery which is nearly a hundred years old.

Snowdon Pudding

  • 5 oz bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp ground rice
  • ¼ lb chopped suet
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 oz candied peel
  • 4 tbsp marmalade
  • 3 oz castor sugar
  • 2 eggs,  beaten
  • milk to mix – about ½ a cup
  1. grease a pudding basin and put 2 tbsp marmalade in the bottom
  2. mix all the other ingredients then beat
  3. pour the mixture on top of the marmalade, cover securely with greased paper and steam for about 2 hours
  4. turn out onto a hot dish and serve

The recipe is for six people but it doesn’t say what to have with it – I reckon it’s crying out for custard!

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