Christmas Pudding. Get motivated in November to make your Christmas pudding to have it mature in time for Christmas. A homemade Christmas pudding is easy to make, then it just needs time in the steamer to turn it Use up leftover Christmas pudding in this tasty frozen treat from BBC Good Food reader Jo Langley. Christmas pudding is an old British tradition.
Christmas (or Plum) Pudding is the traditional end to the British Christmas dinner. But what we think of as Christmas Pudding, is not what it was originally like! What would we do at Christmas without Christmas pudding? You can have Christmas Pudding using 18 ingredients and 16 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Christmas Pudding
- It’s 8 oz of shredded suet, vegetarian is fine.
- You need 1 of dessert spoon mixed spice.
- You need 1/2 tea spoon of grated nutmeg.
- You need 1/4 tea spoon of ground cinnamon.
- You need 4 oz of self raising flour.
- You need 1 lb of soft Brown sugar (I used muscovado).
- Prepare 12 oz of white breadcrumbs (from stale bread) **.
- You need 12 oz of sultanas.
- It’s 1 lb of currants.
- It’s 4 oz of glace cherries, quartered.
- It’s 2 oz of chopped almonds.
- It’s 2 oz of chopped candied mixed peel.
- You need of Finely grated peel (zest) of 1 orange and 1 lemon.
- You need 1 of green Apple, peeled cored and finely chopped.
- You need 4 of eggs.
- Prepare 10 fl oz of stout (I used Guinness) ##.
- It’s 4 Tablespoons of brandy or dark rum, or substitute orange juice.
- It’s 2 tablespoons of brandy or rum, for 'Flaming'. Optional.
For all the fans out there, this is a recipe to die for. Rich, moist, full of flavour and colour and simply scrumptious. The British Christmas Pudding is a very rich traditional dessert, served as part of Christmas Day The pudding is made as much as three months before Christmas because, stored correctly, the. Christmas Pudding (also known as plum pudding or figgy pudding) is a dish as famous as it is misunderstood.
Christmas Pudding step by step
- Place first seven ingredients in a large bowl, mix thoroughly, you can use your hands for this, add the fruit, candied peel and nuts, mix well, add the Apple and grated peel. Mix well, use a wooden spoon now..
- In another bowl or jug whisk the eggs, add the stout and brandy / rum and whisk again..
- Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well. Mixture should be 'dropping consistency, I.e just drop off spoon. If too stiff add drop more stout or orange juice..
- It is traditional for all family members to 'Stir and make a wish' at this point.
- Cover bowl with cling film or a damp cloth, leave overnight for flavours to develope, stir again..
- Grease two 2 pint pudding basins, fill to brim with mixture, pack it down if necessary, cover with a disc of greaseproof paper, cover with aluminium foil or a pudding cloth, tie with string below the rim,fold the foil or cloth over the top. If using a flat bottom basin you can place a disc of greaseproof paper at the bottom to ease tipping out the pudding, remove before step 11 ignition !.
- You now have a choice, either steam the puddings for 8 hours, make sure they don't boil dry. Or, cook in a pressure cooker, cook without pressure for 30 minutes, then at full (15 lb) pressure for 90 minutes..
- When cooked and cooled remove foil/ cloth and paper and replace with fresh. Store in a cool, dry place, will keep 12 months or more if stored correctly..
- When required either steam for two hours or pressure cook at full (15lb) pressure for 20 minutes, allow to de-pressurise before opening..
- Remove foil / cloth and paper, place a large plate on top, invert and shake out pudding..
- Now the 'Best Bit, pour over two tablespoons of brandy or rum and carefully ignite. This step is optional.Allow to flame out, cut in to wedges and serve..
- Serve with your choice of custard, cream(whipped or runny) and/ or brandy butter..
- This pudding is very rich, so be aware when serving !.
- Will post photo of 'actual' pudding when dished up on Christmas day (if I remember !).
- If you don't have a stale loaf, make breadcrumbs from fresh bread and dry, without colouring, in a low oven. *.
- ## You can use 5 fl oz Barley wine (if you can find it !) and 5 fl oz stout ##.
Christmas pudding is a traditional British dessert served at the end of the Christmas meal. It is a rather heavy, spicy and sweet pudding made up of dried fruits and alcohol. With 'Stir-up Sunday' nearly upon us, it's time to get mixing your Christmas pud. But which fruit to cram it with? The eating of a Christmas dessert containing meats, fruits, and spices and flavored.