Pork and Peas Pudding
For the Peas...
1/Drain the soaked peas ,rinse under cold running water and place them into a a floured pudding cloth ( muslin bag)
2/Add the remaining ingredients with the exception of the egg yolk and butter , keeping these to the side and until the very end of cooking.
3/Leave plenty of space in the cloth for the peas to swell.
4/Place the bag of peas into a very large saucepan and tie it to the handle of the pan.
5/Place the pickled pork into the pan and on top of the pease with enough water to cover
6/Bring to the boil and remove any scum Add the onions carrots turnips celery and peppercorns
7/Reduce the heat and simmer covered allowing 25min to the 1lb of pork
8/Add the cabbage 20 mins before the end of the cooking process 9/When the pork is cooked remove it from pan cover and rest for 10 mins
10/Continue to cook the peas for a further 10 mins then lift out of the pudding cloth
11/ Drain the peas and place into a bowl removing the herbs and any stalks
12/ Mash the peas and add the butter and egg yolk
13/ Tast and adjust the seasoning accordingly Heat through and serve with slices of the cooked Pork.