In these cash-strapped times here's a traditional recipe you might like to try and a Black Country favourite. We haven't had a recipe for a while.
4oz stale bread
1 tsp baking powder
half oz candied peel
2tbsp golden syrup
2oz chopped suet
pinch of salt
Soak the bread in some cold water, then squeeze the liquid out, flattening out any lumps.
Add the syrup to the bread, then mix the dry ingredients together and add them to the bread and syrup. Stir the whole mix well, adding a little milk if the mix is too stiff. Spoon the mix into individual, greased cups, or into a large pudding basin if a larger pudding is preferred, and steam for 90 minutes. Otherwise, steam in the microwave, following microwave instructions. Serve with custard or cream.