Mix the flour, suet, breadcrumbs, baking powder, sugar, salt, nutmeg and figs together in a large mixing bowl.
In a jug beat the eggs with the milk and stir into the mixture.
Pour into the pudding basin and cover with a piece of greaseproof paper that has been rubbed well with butter or other fat. Tie the paper around the rim of the basin with string.
Lower carefully into a large pan that has an upturned saucer in the bottom to prevent the basin from sitting directly on the base of the saucepan, and have the boiling water in the pan come halfway up the sides of the basin.
Pop on the lid and steam for 2.5 hours checking occasionally that the water hasn't evaporated.
Traditonal Figgy Pudding Recipe
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 503Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.