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Christmas Pudding

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Ingredients
  Self raising flour 6 Ounce (150 Gram)
  Ground mixed spice 1 Teaspoon
  Grated nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Fresh white breadcrumbs 1 Pound (1/2 Kilogram)
  Shredded suet 1 Pound (1/2 Kilogram)
  Candied peel 4 Ounce, finely chopped (100 Gram)
  Blanched almonds 4 Ounce, shredded (100 Gram)
  Grated orange rind 2 Tablespoon
  Seedless raisins 2 Pound, finely chopped, washed and dried (1 Kilogram)
  Currants 8 Ounce, washed and dried (200 Gram)
  Sultanas 1 Pound, washed and dried (0.5 Kilogram)
  Soft brown sugar 12 Ounce (300 Gram)
  Black treacle 4 Tablespoon
  Eggs 6 , beaten
  Stout 1 Pint (1/2 Liter)
Directions

MAKING
1) In a bowl, sieve flour, mixed spice, nutmeg and salt.
2) Add breadcrumbs, suet, candied peel, almonds, orange rind, raisins, currants, sultanas, sugar and treacle to it.
3) Mix well eggs and stout.
4) Blend all the ingredients.
5) Take four 1 l (2 pint) pudding basins or of different sizes, grease and add mixture to it three-quarters full.
6) Press to avoid air bubbles forming.
7) The basin has to be covered with greaseproof paper.
8) Simmer for 6-8 hours. Once done let it cool.

SERVING
9) Serve with other Christmas foods.

TIPS
Freeze in double thick foil. Thaw for a night in refrigerator. Before serving, turn it back to well greased basins, cover with a lid of paper and steam for 3 hours.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Method: 
Steamed
Dish: 
Pudding
Occasion: 
Christmas
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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