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
    22 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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