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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