Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding


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About this recipe: This classic steamed pudding is delicious with brandy butter, cream or custard.


Serves: 6 

  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 5 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
  • 250ml milk
  • 12 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 100g sultanas
  • 25g dried currants
  • 75g candied mixed fruit peel, chopped
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr20min 

  1. Liberally grease a pudding mould.
  2. In a large saucepan combine butter, sugar, milk, dates, sultanas, currants, mixed fruit peel and zest of the orange; bring to the boil. Remove from heat and stir in bicarbonate of soda. Sift in the flour, cinnamon and salt; mix gently until blended. Pour into prepared pudding mould.
  3. Cover with a double layer of greased greaseproof paper and steam for 2 hours.

How to steam Christmas pudding

See our How to steam Christmas pudding guide to get step-by-step instructions for steaming your pudding to perfection.

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