Family Christmas pudding

    Family Christmas pudding


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    About this recipe: 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.

    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

    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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