Mum's Christmas pudding

Mum's Christmas pudding


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About this recipe: I got this classic Christmas pudding recipe from my beloved mum. She made this pudding every Christmas, and now I'm happy to share it with you.

mrsnorris Bedfordshire, England, UK

Serves: 10 

  • 225g chopped suet
  • 60g plain flour
  • 425g sultanas
  • 120g mixed peel
  • 1/2 a nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 1/2 tbsp mixed spice
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 225g dried breadcrumbs
  • 100g currants
  • 60g desiccated coconut
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 140ml milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 120ml rum or brandy

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:5hr  ›  Ready in:5hr30min 

  1. Place all dry ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Add the milk and then the eggs one at a time, stirring, then the rum and lemon juice. Stir to combine well.
  2. Place the mixture in a well greased pudding mould or a greased and floured pudding cloth.
  3. Boil for about 4 hours, or steam for 5 hours. Serve with brandy butter for a delicious Christmas pudding.

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