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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