Christmas Pudding

I missed stir-up Sunday last weekend, then worked most of this weekend so I didn’t get around to making our Christmas pudding until today. The recipe is adapted from one my fella made up years ago. Each year I tweak it a bit so hopefully this year it will be even better! I’m cooking for 10 so no pressure!

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  • 1 cup sultanas
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup currants
  • 5 dried apricots, chopped
  • ½ large cooking apple, diced
  • 1 carrot, finely grated
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • 2 slices wholemeal bread, breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • Pinch salt
  • ½ cup ground almonds
  • 1 cup veg suet
  • ¾ cup muscovado sugar
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • ½ large orange, juice and zest
  • ½ lemon, juice and zest
  • ¼ pint brandy


Mix everything well in a bowl then transfer to a greased 2 pint Pyrex bowl. Cover with greaseproof paper (put a pleat in it so it can expand) then tie with string to secure the paper. Cover with foil and tie again with a string handle so you can lift it in and out of the pan. Strand in two inches of boing water in a pan for 8 hours. On the day, heat for 1 ½ hours.


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4 Responses to Christmas Pudding

  1. stuartalbery says:

    Looks great – but 8 hours to cook it? Justin’s not keen on them – bit phobic about dried fruit 😞

  2. narf77 says:

    Stevie-boy is going to LOVE this and I can have a bit as well. Cheers for the excellent share 🙂

  3. JustBloggs says:

    You are very welcome – thanks!

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