This lovely Christmas pudding recipe has been in our family for four generations and is rich, moist and quite sticky, all the things a perfect Christmas pudding should be. We broke tradition by adding a few extra ingredients over the years but we still like to make it on "stir up Sunday" and we still stir from east to west.
Always warn your family or guests if you have added a sixpence or any other charms to the pudding.
If you wish to store and reheat the pudding, you should re-wrap in clean baking parchment and muslin cloth. The pudding can be stored for several months. To reheat, steam in the same way as step three for 3 hours.
For stir up Sunday yesterday I made this pudding and steamed it in the slow cooker - genius! I doubled the ingredients for a 2L pudding bowl and wrapped it with pleated tin foil and baking parchment. It steamed hassle free to perfection in 8 hours on the slow cooker high setting! I will never steam a Christmas pudding on the stove again!! - 25 Nov 2013
A very classic pudding that I'm sure my family will love on Christmas Day - 18 Nov 2013
My puddings are gently bubbling on the stove as I write this. Just tweaked a little I added 1 tablespoon of black treacle. They smell gorgeous - 10 Dec 2015