You are here

Delicious Christmas Pudding

admin's picture
Christmas Pudding recipe adapted from Marguerite Patten BBC cookery show.
  Plain flour 2 Ounce (50 Grams)
  Mixed spice 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Leveled)
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Leveled)
  Nutmeg 1 Teaspoon (Leveled)
  Breadcrumbs 4 Ounce (110 Grams)
  Brown sugar 4 Ounce (110 Grams)
  Mixed candied peel 4 Ounce (110 Grams)
  Blanched almonds 4 Ounce (110 Grams)
  Grated apple 4 Ounce (110 Grams)
  Carrot 1 Small
  Lemon 1
  Mixed dried fruit 1 Pound (450 Grams)
  Raisins 8 Ounce (225 Grams)
  Sultanas 4 Ounce (110 Grams)
  Currants 4 Ounce (110 Grams)
  Butter/Suet 4 Ounce (110 Grams)
  Eggs 2
  Golden syrup/Black treacle 1 Tablespoon
  Stout/Ale / beer 1⁄4 Pint (150 Milliliter)
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon (Leveled)

Mix together the flour, spices, breadcrumbs and sugar.
Chop the peel and almonds.
Peel and grate the apple and carrot.
Grate the rind and squeeze out the juice of the lemon.
Mix all these ingredients together with the dried fruits.
If using butter, melt it; otherwise, grate the suet, unless using already shredded.
Add the fat to the other ingredients.
Beat the eggs and stir into the rest of the ingredients with the syrup or treacle and stout or other liquid.
Stir well; let all the family stir for good luck.
If possible, allow to stand overnight so the flavours mature.
Spoon into a 1.5 litre/2 1/2 pint basin and cover with greased greaseproof paper and foil.
Steam or boil for 6 to 8 hours.
Remove the damp covers and when the pudding is cold, put on dry paper.
On Christmas Day, steam for a further 2 hours before serving.
Serve with Brandy butter, see recipe, right.
If you would like a change from the traditional pudding use diced dried apricots instead of the mixture of dried fruits.
Choose golden syrup and not black treacle and caster, instead of brown, sugar.
This gives a golden coloured pudding.

Recipe Summary


Rate It

Your rating: None
Average: 4.3 (16 votes)

Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6516 Calories from Fat 3223

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 361 g555.4%

Saturated Fat 100.4 g501.8%

Trans Fat 0.2 g

Cholesterol 666.8 mg222.3%

Sodium 2233.2 mg93.1%

Total Carbohydrates 709 g236.4%

Dietary Fiber 119.6 g478.5%

Sugars 390.5 g

Protein 195 g390.2%

Vitamin A 278% Vitamin C 437.8%

Calcium 101% Iron 200%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Delicious Christmas Pudding Recipe