Lining the stomach against the cold is the oldest prescription there is, and nothing does it better than something steamed. This brigade pud, with its plump suet casing, is an hearty option
Apples! So many apples … What to do with them all? What next can a canny cook do with an overwhelming harvest of as many varieties of this fruit as there are now leaves falling from the trees?
Apple tarts and apple pies – apple strudel, too, for sure. But there are also suet puddings – a very good one being a brigade pudding, which is stuffed with apples, sweetened with spices and muscovado sugar, and attended to with much custard.