Family Christmas pudding

    10 hours 15 min

    This lovely Christmas pudding has been in our family for years and never gives us any surprises on Christmas day. Enjoy with cream or brandy butter.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 225g self raising flour
    • 110g rice flour
    • 450g white breadcrumbs
    • 110g suet
    • 225g black treacle
    • 225g golden syrup
    • 6 eggs
    • 300ml strong ale
    • 120ml rum
    • 450g soft brown sugar
    • 55g icing sugar, sifted
    • 85g grated carrots
    • 450g soaked prunes
    • 450g sultanas
    • 600g raisins
    • 225g chopped almonds
    • 225g mixed peel

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10hr  ›  Ready in:10hr15min 

    1. Combine all of the pudding ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix very well. Once well mixed, the ingredients should drop very slowly from a wooden spoon. Transfer into 2 large or 4 medium greased moulds.
    2. Cover the pudding with greaseproof paper with a central fold, allowing for the pudding to rise. Then tie the pudding in muslin cloth and tie a knot in the top.
    3. Steam the pudding up to half its depth basin of boiling water for 10 hours. Remove from the heat and store the pudding in a cool dark place.
    4. On Christmas Day, steam the pudding for a further 5 hours.

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