Traditional Christmas Pudding

Traditional Christmas Pudding

Who can resist a sweet, moist Christmas Pudding? Whether you prefer yours steamed in a pudding basin or boiled in calico, for many, making the Christmas pudding is a time-honoured tradition that marks the beginning of the festive season.

Traditionally, the pudding is made five weeks before Christmas, to allow the fragrant spices and treacle-like dried and glacé fruits to meld with butter, flour, dark brown sugar and brandy or sweet sherry, resulting in an impressive steaming finale to any Christmas dinner.

Our Christmas Pudding recipe from the SoupedUp Kitchen is as traditional as it gets – using suet, prunes and brandy. Serve it with a crowd-pleasing creamy custard or a sweet egg nog cream, simply made by combining yolk-yellow Advocaat and fluffy whipped cream.

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IngredientsPrepUnitServe 15
Flour, Wheat, White plaing300
Salt, Cookingg4.5
Nutmeg, Dried, Groundg7.5
Spice, Mixed or all spiceg9
SuetShreddedg210
Sugar, Casterg210
Egg, Chicken, Whole rawg150
Breadcrumbs, White, CommercialSoftenedg150
Prune (dried plum)Chopg60
Currant, Driedg120
Sultanag300
Raising120
Mixed peelg60
Baking soda (bicarbonate), Dry powderg21
Milk, Cow, Fluid regular fat (~3.5%)ml180
CUSTARD
Sugar, Casterg50
Custard powder, Dry mix, Commercialg100
Milk, Cow, Fluid regular fat (~3.5%)ml550
Brandyml50

Method

1. Prepare dishes by greasing well.

2. Sift flour, salt, nutmeg and spice.

3. Rub suet into flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

4. Add sugar, eggs, breadcrumbs, dried fruit, peel and mix well.

5. Dissolve bicarbonate of soda in milk.

6. Add milk to flour mixture and mix to a soft dough, adding more milk if necessary.

7. Two-thirds fill prepared dishes.

8. Cover and steam 7-8 hours. (1/2 the time in combi oven on steam).

9. Serve with Brandy Custard.

 

Dietary suitability

Healthy ChoicesReduce portion size, serve with fruit.
Vegetarian DietReplace suet with butter.
FortifiedServe with an extra dollop of cream and custard.
Gluten FreeReplace flour and breadcrumbs with gluten free versions.
Dairy FreeNot suitable for dairy free diet.
PureedNot suitable to be pureed.


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