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The Christmas pudding is about as traditional a Christmas treat as you will find. An incredibly rich, tasty dessert that is enjoyed with custard, brandy sauce or ice cream. As the temperatures drop outside, Christmas pudding is a great choice to warm you up.

Ingredients

  • 1lb Raisins
  • 1lb Currants
  • 1lb Sultanas
  • 1lb Chopped Apples
  • 1lb Brazil Nut Kernels
  • 1/2lb Moist Sugar
  • 1/2lb Wholemeal Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2lb Wheatmeal
  • 1/2lb Sweet Almonds
  • 1/2lb Butter
  • 1/4lb Mixed Peel
  • 1/2oz Mixed Spice
  • 6 Eggs
  • 100ml Milk

Method

  1. Boil a large pan of water and butter a pudding basin.
  2. Wash and stone the currants, raisins and sultanas
  3. Finely chop the brazil nuts
  4. Blanch and finely chop the almonds
  5. Cut up the mixed peel into small pieces.
  6. Rub the butter together in a bowl with the breadcrumbs and wheatmeal.
  7. Add the currants, raisins, sultanas, brazil nuts, almonds and mixed peel and mix it all thoroughly.
  8. Beat the eggs in a seperate bowl until completely mixed, then add to the bowl containing the dry ingredients.
  9. Add the milk to the mixture and stir in
  10. Add the mixture to a pre-buttered pudding basin, leaving about an inch of space at the top.
  11. Cover the pudding basin with a cloth or tin foil and gently place the basin into the boiling water with the opening facing upwards.
  12. Boil for 4 hours.