We worked out the other day this recipe is probably from around 1890. They used breadcrumbs to pad it out back then and my mother-in-law still does that. It tastes fantastic. Best if you can make it two weeks ahead.
See our How to steam Christmas pudding guide to get step-by-step instructions for steaming your pudding to perfection.
Made this last Christmas and plan to do it again this year. Lovely traditional recipe and the entire family enjoyed it! - 13 Nov 2012
Something else. Do not leave space at top before you tie off pudding as it went soggy at the top. Next time I will tie it tight against the pudding as it did not expand anyway. - 11 Jan 2010 (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)
Christmas isn't christmas without the plum pudding and this turned out pretty good. - 11 Jan 2010 (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)