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Date Pudding

For some time now, i have been on the look out for a good eggless steamed Christmas Pudding, i have tried a few but none really turned out “WOW”, so for me it is back to the drawing board, and hopefully i find one before 2011 Christmas. I did find a recipe for date pudding on some website, and after a few adjustments and trials i came up with this eggless version. I have made it twice since, and although my sons will not try it because of they way it looks, the rest of my family have tried it and enjoyed it. I suppose we all enjoy it because we know no better-having not tasted all the decadent cakes, puddings, tarts and etc with eggs.

Date Pudding

250ml pitted and chopped dates

120ml brown sugar

25ml butter

250ml fat free milk

5ml vanilla extract or essence

250ml cake flour

3.5ml bicarbonate of soda

3.5ml baking powder






  1. Heat dates, sugar, butter, vanilla and milk in a saucepan until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is thick
  2.  Remove from heat and add the sifted flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda and mix thoroughly
  3. Pour the mixture into a well greased heat resistant dish, and cover with foil
  4. Ensure that the foil covering is secure and no water/steam can enter the dish while it is being steamed
  5. Allow the pudding to steam for about an hour in a double boiler or a steaming utensil
  6. Remove from heat and allow to cool before removing the foil and turning the pudding onto a wire rack to cool
  7. Serve with warm custard or whipped cream







  1. tandy.sinclair says:

    You cannot miss something you have never known 🙂

  2. rumtumtigger says:

    Now if I could only learn to enjoy the taste of dates…I guess drowning it in brandy (and making a type of Tipsy tart) would defeat the object ;o)

  3. HealthyVegetarianFoods says:

    yes the brandy defeats the object. you could try some other dried fruit if you wanted to

  4. HealthyVegetarianFoods says:

    that is so true. how are you doing -i really miss seeing your blog on food 24

  5. Sous-Chef says:

    It must be quite a mission to bake with no eggs?!

  6. pinkpolkadot says:

    It sounds great!!

  7. mitzireddy says:

    not easy to cook for fussy eaters in the family – especially when being a vegetarian can be limiting – but u are a very creative cook, Usha. Your sons know that they are lucky.

  8. Collywolly says:

    Most interesting take on a steamed pud with no eggs. Do you not use eggs because you are vegetarian or because of allergies? I have the most wonderful steamed Christmas fruit pudding that is completely egg free. I have made it every year for the past 33 years and previous to those years my mom made it every year so i grew up with it. Please remind me to let you have the recipe. I am heading to bed now and bound to forget….xx

  9. HealthyVegetarianFoods says:

    Thanks Mitzi. you are so right-my sons are fussy and so am i, but over time you realize you have to be inventive

  10. HealthyVegetarianFoods says:

    Hi Sue–yes it is –i have a few tried and tested recipes that i keep rotating and they come out quite good. Today i tried a banana muffin and i have to say it was divine–i have never had any baked goody come out so well.

  11. HealthyVegetarianFoods says:

    Hi Brownie–yes i do not eat eggs because am vegetarian. OOOH i would love for you to share the recipe with me–for a very long i have been wanting to try a Christmas pudding. Thanks again

  12. HealthyVegetarianFoods says:

    thanks pink

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