Ethnic Meals
Recipes and meal time ideas


The site concentrates on British recipes from Scotland, England and Wales with a few recipes from Ireland, India and France "thrown in". Primarily designed to provide ethnic recipes and meals, whether you are looking for an unusual meal, a straightforward meat, fish or poultry meal dish or even a sweet pudding recipe then hopefully you will find it here.

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Date and Nut Pudding Recipe

This is a recipe for date and nut pudding. Although not to everyones taste this recipe combines these two ingredients well to make a sweet filling pudding.

Date and Nut Pudding Recipe


  • 75 g (3 oz) margarine
  • 75 g (3 oz) soft brown sugar
  • 175 g (6 oz) plain flour, sieved with
  • 1 x 5 ml spoon (1 tsp) baking powder and
  • 1 x 2.5 ml spoon (1/2 tsp) salt and
  • 1/2 x 2.5 ml spoon (1/4 tsp) ground ginger and
  • 1/2 x 2.5 ml spoon (3/4 tsp) ground cinnamon
  • 175 g (6 oz) dates, chopped and soaked in 150 ml (1/4 pint) boiling water, and
  • 1 x 5m1 spoon (1 tsp) bicarbonate of soda, and cooled
  • 2 eggs, size 3
  • 75 g (3 oz) black treacle
  • 50 g (2 oz) walnuts, chopped
  • Grated rind and chopped flesh of 1 orange


Place all ingredients together in a mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until well mixed 2-3 minutes. Place mixture in a greased 1.1 litre (2 pint) pudding basin. Cover with double greaseproof paper and foil. Place in steamer and cover. Steam 1&1/2 - 2 hours. Serve hot with double cream or custard.

  • Servings 6
  • Preparation Time 5 mins
  • Cooking Time 2 hrs

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