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How to make a Christmas pudding that will impress your guests

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Post date: 8th December 2021


  • 225g sultanas
  • 225g raisins
  • 110g currants
  • 110g glace cherries (chopped)
  • 110g dates (chopped)
  • 110g mixed peel
  • 30ml brandy or sherry
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 110g butter (softened)
  • 2 eggs
  • 40ml milk
  • 20g jam
  • 170g brown sugar


  1. Wash sultanas, raisins, currants, glace cherries, dates and mixed peel then drain well. Mix through brandy or sherry then place in airtight container and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Grease and flour pudding bowl.
  3. Stir brown sugar into brandy (or sherry) and sultana mix.
  4. Sieve self-raising flour and mixed spice.
  5. Rub butter, self-raising flour and mixed spice by hand to resemble breadcrumbs.
  6. Combine eggs, milk with hand whisk and add to flour and butter.
  7. Add all ingredients together, mix by hand with wooden spoon until batter clears. Do not overmix.
  8. Place in a pudding bowl cover with double layer of foil and tie with string around edge.
  9. Steam in double boiler for 4 hours. Allow to cool. Take out of pudding bowl. Wrap tightly and refrigerate.
  10. To reheat, wrap pudding in foil and steam gently for 2 hours.

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