This is my granny's recipe for a traditional Christmas pudding. It's very rich, but despite this we all insist on having it after Christmas turkey. This recipe does take a lot of effort and it's best if you make it a month beforehand. It's still worth it. After all, Christmas comes but once a year! Don't forget, it's traditional (for luck) to get everyone in the household (who wants to!) to stir the pudding.
See our How to steam Christmas pudding guide to get step-by-step instructions for steaming your pudding to perfection.
I made it and now need time to let it mature. The volume is wrong. My final pudding was about 2.5 litres. I am sure it would serve 12 very hungry people but the recipe indicates using only a 2 pint pudding basin. Even if the recipe is halved there will be too much volume for one basin. - 10 Dec 2017
Wonderful. I shall be making this again. - 06 Apr 2013