Christmas Pudding

 

Traditional Christmas Pudding
Family Recipe

 This is a recipe passed down from my Great Aunt. It’s certainly quicker and probably cheaper to buy a pudding , but both my parents love this pudding so I’m happy to keep the tradition alive.

  • 750g Mixed Fruit
  • 100g Pitted Prunes
  • 100g Dates
  • 250g Butter
  • 1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Rum or Brandy
  • 1 Cup Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Mixed Spice
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Bi Car Soda
  • 50g Slivered Almonds
  • 1 Cup White Bread Crumbs
  1. Cream butter & sugar. add eggs one at a time beating well after each egg is added. Mix in fruit and alcohol, shift dry ingredients, then add slivered almonds and bread crumbs.
  2. Place mixture into a greased 8 cup pudding basin lined with baking paper. Cover with a circle of foil and place the lid on the basin.
  3. Place basin in a pot and fill with boiling water until it comes halfway up the basin. Boil for 6 hours and check water level remained the same. add more water if necessary.
  4. At this point I let the pudding cool and refrigerate until I need it on Christmas Day. Then on Christmas Day I boil for another 2 hours. Alternatively I have boiled the pudding for 7 hours, left it to cool in the pot overnight, then microwaved the pudding on Christmas Day. Both options work!
My Great Aunts Recipe

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