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Homemade British Black Pudding

An English Classic Black Pudding recipe! A type of blood sausage, this recipe is served at English breakfasts.

January 25, 2022
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Black PuddingPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Medium
Servings 8 people
Preparation 40 mins
Cooking 40 mins
Total 80 mins



  1. In a non-stick pan, fry the bay leaves, cloves, black pepper and coriander seeds on high heat for 1-2 minutes until they are lightly browned and fragrant.
  2. Let the toasted condiments cool at room temperature, then grind them into powder.
  3. In a deep pot, melt the butter on medium to low heat.
  4. Once the butter is melted and foamy, add onion and a pinch of salt and let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add the diced apples and cook them for 2 to 3 minutes or until they are crunchy yet tender.
  6. Pour in cognac and thyme leaves. Let the cognac shimmer for 2 minutes and then remove it from the stove and let it cool at room temperature.
  7. Mince the chilled pork shoulder by using mincer at medium setting.
  8. In a large mixing bowl, mix the minced pork with cooked rice, onion and apple mixture, paprika, cayenne pepper, remaining salt, and the toasted and ground spice blend.
  9. Mix the pork mixture well, cover it with cling film or plastic wrap and let it chill for at least an hour or overnight.
  10. Once the pork minced has rested for an hour, blend the pork blood in the blender until smooth.
  11. Add the pork blood and fat to the minced pork and fold it with the help of a spatula until combined.
  12. Prepare the pork casing according to the given packet instruction.
  13. By using the sausage piping attachment of the machine, pipe in the casting with the sausage mixture. Try to keep the hand pressure even so that your casting doesn’t pop with the excessive mixture.
  14. Tie the ends of the sausages and keep on filling the casting until the mixture is finished.
  15. Let the sausages rest. Meanwhile, prepare a pot full of salted water and bring it to a gentle simmer.
  16. Simmer the sausages for 30-40 minutes and transfer them to an ice bath to stop cooking.
  17. Let them cool at room temperature completely.
  18. Fry them or serve them as they are.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Black Pudding
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40.4 g51.8%
Protein 27.3 g54.6%
Cholesterol 115 mg38.3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • If you can’t find fresh pork blood, you can use dried blood.
  • You can use oats or pearl barley instead of white rice.
  • While you can find synthetic sausage casings, be sure to choose organic sausage casings. If you can't find a black sausage casing, don't worry. Use any cover you want.
  • You can use beef fat or suet instead of pork fat.
  • You can use mint or marjoram instead of thyme leaves.
  • You can broil, air fry, or bake black pudding.
  • If you don't want to use any grain for making black pudding, use all-purpose flour or breadcrumbs as well. These are suitable substitutes and work as excellent binding agents.
  • You can adjust the flavors according to your liking. For instance, you can spice these sausages up by adding red chili flakes or paprika.
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Black Pudding belongs to British cuisine. A type of blood sausage, this breakfast meal is made with pork, oatmeal, onions, lard, and seasonings.

If you like to try different dishes from world cuisines, try this recipe. If you wish, you can also prepare this sausage with beef. You can serve the spicy sausage with eggs for breakfast. Enjoy your meal.

What Is Black Pudding?

Black pudding sausages, also known as blood sausages, are native to Britain and Ireland. These sausages are savory in flavor and are made from pork blood, pork fat, and grains. These sausages are a crucial part of breakfast and are pretty tasteful.

Black pudding doesn't have any black ingredients in it. It's the black sausages casing that gives it the color. You can easily buy black pudding from any grocery store. However, making it at home is also relatively easy and is very economical as well. Black pudding has a complex, earthy, meaty, and nutty flavor, whereas its texture is quite chewy.

Is Black Pudding Good For You?

Black pudding is good for you. It is quite rich in two main things, i.e., protein and iron. As a result, most people also consider it a superfood. Protein is an essential source of building and repairing tissues and muscles. Plus, it also ensures the immunity is working effectively, and the hormones are balanced. Moreover, the iron in the black pudding comes from pork blood. Iron aids in growth and also makes hemoglobin in the body.

What To Serve With Black Pudding?

There are so many ways you can serve with black pudding. English black pudding is a traditional breakfast item and goes so well with eggs, bacon, and beans or skillet potatoes. Moreover, you can also serve it in a fresh salad. Mash black sausage and cook them along with tomatoes and potatoes. Furthermore, you can also serve it in turkey stuffing, salads, and stews.

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How To Store Black Pudding?

Once made, you can store the black pudding sausages by placing them in the refrigerator. The temperature should be no greater than 5 °C. They will last in the refrigerator for up to 14 days. Moreover, you can also freeze these sausages. They will last for up to 6 months in the freezer.

You can store cooked black pudding sausage as well. Place them in an air-tight container, and they will last for up to 10 days in the refrigerator.

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