Mum's Christmas pudding

    5 hours 30 min

    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.


    Bedfordshire, England, UK
    9 people made this

    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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