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Goose-blood Pudding

Llangybi, Gwynedd

This ‘pudding’ was served with potatoes or with bread and butter.

Llangybi, Caernarvonshire.

The Recipe

You will need

  • blood from a number of geese
  • one or two tablespoonfuls oatmeal
  • plain flour
  • salt and pepper
  • sugar
  • onion, chopped finely


  1. Keep the blood from a number of geese (when killing them for the Christmas market) and beat well with a fork until cold, to avoid lumps forming. 
  2. Mix the oatmeal and flour with a small quantity of the blood and add to the remainder. 
  3. Season with pepper, salt and sugar and fold in the chopped onion. 
  4. Remove the skin from a goose’s neck and sew to form a long bag. 
  5. Pour the blood mixture into it and secure tightly at both ends. 
  6. Immerse in boiling water and boil for two to three hours.
  7. Slice when cold and fry in bacon fat.

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