Marion's Christmas Pudding Recipe

27 November 2015

This recipe for christmas pudding is a classic in the family home of our founders Jim and Marion.  Rich and traditional, this pudding is a real delight. 

xmas pudding
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Christmas pudding ingredients:

  • 120g flour
  • 60g breadcrumbs 
  • 120ml of ale, stout or milk (beer gives richness rather than beer taste)
  • 150g currants
  • 150g sultanas
  • 300g raisins
  • 120g mixed candied peel (optional)
  • 60g chopped prunes/dried apricots
  • 120g grated cooking apple
  • grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
  • grated rind of 1 orange
  • 1 small grated carrot
  • 120g chopped blanched almonds
  • 1 level tsp cinnamon
  • 1 level tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 120g brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup/black treacle
  • 120g shredded suet


Christmas pudding method:

  1. Mix all ingredients together, stir well and leave overnight if possible.
  2. Place in a heat-safe bowl and cover well with cloth or greaseproof paper. Tie this down with string (not plastic).
  3. Steam or boil in a large pot with water up part way of the bowl for 6-8 hours.
  4. Remove and leave to cool.
  5. Remove wet coverings. When cold put on new dry covers and store in fridge.
  6. Steam for 2 hours on Christmas Day or zap in microwave for 10 minutes.

Makes 1 pudding, and keeps for at least a couple of weeks before your final pre-serving heating.  The occasional splash of liqueur helps it last longer (and taste richer) if you wish.