Pouchine au Sac - Pudding in a bag

This Metis pudding was also called “son-of-a-bitch-in-a-sac”. A Metis delicacy, it is made
with finely-chopped beef suet, flour, milk, brown sugar, raisins and currents. It is made
by placing the mixture in a 2.7 kg cotton bag to steam for 2 ½ to 3½ hours. It is then
served with a sweet sauce.
Ingredients
1/2 a cup of beef suet, chopped fine and free from skin.
1/2 a cup of brown sugar
1 cup of raisins
1/2 a cup of currants
1 teaspoon of pastry spice
2 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
4 teaspoons of b. powder
3/4 cup of milk
Mix all the dry ingredients together.
Add milk.
Pour mixture in a 5 lbs. Cotton bag or 2, 1 qt. sealers.
Fill jars half full.
Serve with sauce.
Sauce:
1/2 a cup of white sugar
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
1 cup of boiling water
2 tablespoons of butter
1/2 a teaspoon of lemon extract
1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla.
Source: http://www.metisresourcecentre.mb.ca/index.php?
option=com_content&view=article&id=34:rubaboo-recipecorner&catid=5:rubaboo&Itemid=2

Edited and Compiled by Lawrence Barkwell
Coordinator of Metis Heritage and History Research
Louis Riel Institute

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