Mix the oatmeal, suet, vegetables and lentils/split peas with the seasoning adding nuts or seeds. Add sufficient stock to make a moist consistency (we used the full 150ml).
You can experiment by adding other vegetables like turnip, parsnip, potatoes or leeks. You can also try spicing it up a bit with more pepper, or add a touch of chilli if you like it hot!
Pour into a lightly oiled pudding basin, cover and steam for 1 hour 30 minutes until soft.
Put into a lightly oiled pudding basin. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and pierce to allow steam to escape. Cook on high power for 3 minutes. Stir and repeat adding more stock if required. Stand for 1 minute and test to see if it is cooked. Continue cooking in one minute bursts until it is cooked. We used this method and cooked it for a total of 10 minutes. Remember to allow for it to continue cooking for a minute or two after it is removed from the microwave.