Use a pudding cloth to cook this pudding. Wash the cloth in warm water and then rub with shortening and dust with flour. Now place in the mixing bowl One cup of buttermilk, Two level teaspoons of baking soda, One-half cup of sirup, One cup of brown sugar, Three-quarters cup of finely chopped suet, Three cups of flour, One teaspoon of ginger, Two teaspoons of cinnamon, One-half teaspoon of nutmeg, One cup of seeded raisins, or well-cleansed fresh fruit. Mix thoroughly, and then tie in the prepared cloth and allow room in it for the pudding to swell. Plunge into boiling water and boil for one and one-quarter hours. Serve with sweetened cream sauce or fruit custard sauce.