Christmas Pudding

    2 hours 20 min

    This classic steamed pudding is delicious with brandy butter, cream or custard.

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    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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    This has also become a family tradition for us ~ I've made it for years now. It is so easy and so delicious! I use a cleaned and buttered 1 lb coffee can for a "mold" and steam it in my crock pot (lid off).  -  28 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is just like the plum pudding my English grandfather made when I was a child. He served it with CPR (Canadian Pacific Railway) Brandy Sauce. 2T butter 1/3 C sugar 1/2 C boiling water 2t cornstarch 1/2 C milk 2 egg yolks 2-4 T brandy. Melt butter in saucepan, add sugar and boiling water. Mix cornstarch in 2 T milk. Beat eggs with a fork, add remaining milk and beat together and add dissolved cornstarch into saucepan and stir constantly until thick (about 10 minutes.) Remove from heat. When cool, stir in brandy.  -  23 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was my first experience making plum pudding, and while this recipe is different from those I've tasted, it was very tasty. Full of a wonderful spice flavor. We served it warm with ice cream and really enjoyed it.  -  27 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)