Christmas Pudding

For many of us Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without that certain someone in your family bringing some Christmas Pudding made using Nanna’s secret recipe. We’ve come up with this easy to make solution for Christmas Pudding, perfect for the Australian climate, it is just absolutely delicious when paired with ice cream!

Christmas Pudding
Quick Guide

Christmas Pudding

Difficulty:
Experienced/Medium

Serves:
Eight

Preparation Time:
45 minutes

Cooking Time:
6 hours (plus another 2 1/2 hours on day of serving)

Nutrition per serve:
1,051 calories 
159g carbs 
33g fat 
11g protein

Tip

What do you serve on the side of Christmas Pudding? There are plenty of options but we’d recommend classic brandy butter, custard and our absolute favourite is ice cream.

Ingredients

  • 250g butter chopped
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 egg
  • 750g mixed fruit
  • 1/2 cups pitted prune chopped
  • 3/4 cups dates chopped
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 cups slivered almonds
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup icing sugar to serve

Method

1. Beat butter and sugar until light and creamy.
 
2. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
 
3. Add fruit, brandy, sifted dry ingredients, almonds and breadcrumbs. Mix well.
 
4. Spoon mixture into a greased 8-cup capacity pudding basin. Cover basin with baking paper, secure tightly with string. Cover with foil and basin lid.
 
5. Place pudding in a large pan with enough boiling water to come halfway up the side of the basin. Cover pan, simmer for 6 hours making sure water level remains constant by adding more boiling water as necessary.
 
6. Remove pudding from water, and allow to cool. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
 
7. On day of serving, re-boil pudding as above for 2 1/2hours. Turn out onto a serving platter and dust with icing sugar.
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