Simple Suet Pudding Recipe
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Simple Suet Pudding

Make this in a jiffy, using store cupboard ingredients and minimal equipment, for a satisfying family pudding.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: family-friendly, home cooking, quick, simple, slow cooker
Servings: 6 people


  • 8 oz self-raising flour
  • 2 oz suet
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (granulated or caster)
  • 1 handful raisins, sultanas or currants
  • milk
  • butter for greasing


  • Fill and boil the kettle. Put a little hot water in the bottom of the slow cooker and start pre-heating it on High whilst you assemble the pudding.
  • Butter the pudding basin and lid.
  • Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Stirring with a knife, add enough milk to bring the mixture together into a soft dough.
  • Place the dough in the pudding basin and cover.
  • Place the pudding basin in the slow cooker and top up the cooker with boiling water until it comes about half way up the pudding basin.
  • Cook for 2 hours on High.
  • Remove the pudding from the slow cooker and turn it out of the basin on to a plate. Serve with brown sugar or golden syrup.


You can cook this pudding in a stove-top steamer, wrapping a ceramic pudding basin in greaseproof and foil in the traditional way.