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English Christmas Pudding Recipe

Christmas Pudding Recipe

Ingredients for Christmas Pudding Recipe:

  • 8 oz chopped suet
  • 1 heaped teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 oz self raising flour
  • 1 lb soft brown sugar
  • 8 oz white breadcrumbs
  • 8 oz sultanas
  • 8 oz raisins
  • 20 oz currants
  • 2 oz chopped almonds
  • 2 oz mixed chopped peel
    zest of 1 orange and 1 lemon
  • 1 apple peeled. cored, and finely chopped
  • 4 standard eggs
  • 10 fl.oz stout (eg Guiness, or use a porter type stout)
  • 4 tablespoons rum (use a dark, well flavoured one)

Directions for Christmas Pudding Recipe:

Mix thoroughly the suet, flour, breadcrumbs, spices, and sugar. Mix in the fruit, mixed peel, nuts, chopped apple then the zest.


In a new bowl beat the eggs and add the stout and rum. Add to the dry ingredients, and stir VERY well ( it is best to use a very large bowl).

Cover the bowl and leave overnight.

Grease 2, 2 pint pudding basins and pack the mixture into them.
Cover with greasproof paper and pudding cloths, tied on with string.
Steam for 8 hours. Cool, and store in a dark, cool, dry cupboard.
To reheat for eating, steam for 2 hours.

Serve with..

Cumberland Rum Butter

6 oz unsalted butter
6oz soft dark brown sugar
6 tablespoons dark rum

Blend butter and sugar, add rum slowly, and mix well.
Pack into moulds for serving and chill. Remove from ‘fridge just before serving.

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