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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Fig Pudding Recipe

This is a recipe for a very rich and fruity sponge pudding. It mixes the rich flavours of brandy or rum with plenty of fruits to make it into a hearty warming dish.

Fig Pudding

8oz dried figs
2oz raisins
3oz butter
3oz soft brown sugar
3oz plain flour
2oz fresh white breadcrumbs
1oz ground almonds
pinch of mixed spice
1 egg
grated rind of 1/2 a lemon
1 to 3 tablespoons (according to taste) of brandy OR rum OR sherry

Soak the figs overnight in cold weak tea (some people add a little lemon juice). Before starting to make the pudding, drain the fruit well and chop the figs finely. In a bowl mix (cream) the butter and sugar together then fold in the flour gradually.

In a separate bowl beat the egg with the brandy and alcoholic spirit of your choice. Again mix well. Then pour into a 2 pint, well buttered, pudding bowl and cover with a greaseproof sheet then seal with kitchen foil. Cover and steam for 3&1/2 to 4 hours.

Serve, whilst still warm, with custard or cream.

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For US to UK equivalents for food weights and measurements see this rough guide

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