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Christmas Pudding

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Ingredients
  Breadcrumbs 2 Ounce, made from not more than 2-day old bread
  Cooking apples 4 Ounce, grated (Good Quality)
  Ale/Beer / stout / milk 1⁄4 Pint
  Flour 4 Ounce
  Eggs 2
  Mixed spice 1 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
  Shredded suet 4 Ounce
  Brown sugar 4 Ounce
  Carrot 1 Small, grated
  Mixed candied peel 4 Ounce
  Blanched almonds 4 Ounce, chopped
  Currants 4 Ounce
  Raisins 8 Ounce
  Sultanas 4 Ounce
  Prunes/Dried apricots 2 Ounce
  Lemon 1⁄2 , rind grated and juiced
  Orange 1⁄2 , rind grated
  Golden syrup/Black treacle 1 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1) In a large mixing bowl add in the breadcrumbs, grated apple, ale or milk., flour, eggs, mixed spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, shredded suet, brown sugar, carrot, candied peel, almonds, currants, raisins, sultanas, prunes or apricots, lemon rind and lemon juice, orange rind and golden syrup or black treacle.
2) Mix all the ingredients gently but thoroughly.
3) Leave the mixture to rest in a cool corner overnight.
4) Next day, transfer the pudding mixture into a large pudding basin or two smaller ones.
5) Cover the mixture with a cloth or paper.
6) Steam the pudding for about 6 to 8 hours.
7) Pull the cover off and allow the pudding to cool down.
8) When the pudding has cooled down completely, place a dry cloth or paper over it till time to serve.

SERVING
9) Steam the Christmas Pudding for 2 hours before serving. If desires, place a bowl of fresh cream or golden syrup on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Steamed
Dish: 
Pudding
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
120 Minutes
Cook Time: 
180 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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