Steamed cranberry Christmas pudding

Steamed cranberry Christmas pudding


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About this recipe: Easy to make, and delicious to eat using just a few ingredients. This steamed pudding is traditional fare for Christmas dinner.

Jane Walker

Serves: 6 

  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 125ml hot water
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 125ml treacle
  • 225g whole cranberries
  • 200g plain flour
  • Sauce
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 125ml double cream
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Extra time:10min  ›  Ready in:2hr 

  1. Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the hot water. Stir in 1 tablespoon of sugar and the treacle, then mix in the cranberries and flour. Pour into a greased 1.5 litre pudding mould.
  2. Cover the mould, and place into a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover the steaming pot. Cook over medium heat for one hour before checking, but it will take about 1 1/2 hours total. A skewer inserted into the pudding should come out clean. Loosen the edges, and cool on a wire rack in the mould.
  3. Make the hard sauce just before serving: Heat the unsalted butter, cream, 200g sugar and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook stirring constantly until heated through and smooth.

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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