English-Style Christmas Pudding

English-Style Christmas Pudding

I made a variation of an English Christmas pudding using ingredients that I had at home. This pudding keeps for a while which is handy. Try having it with some butterbeer.

Ingredients: one 18 cm pudding dish

Fresh panko
140 g
Unsalted butter
140 g
Soft light brown sugar
120 g
Dried fruit (of your choice)
300 g
Rum raisins, currants, cranberries, apple chps,
Brandy (brandy for confectionery-use is OK)
2 tablespoons
20 g
Caramel sauce
30 g
Bread flour
50 g
Your choice of spices:
10 g
Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice,


1. Cream together the butter (that has been left to warm to room temperature) and sugar.
2. Once smooth, add the eggs, one at a time, then the dried fruit, brandy, honey, and caramel sauce in that order.
3. Then mix in the panko, flour, and spices.
4. Grease a pudding dish with butter, dust with flour (both not listed in ingredients), and pour in the batter from Step 3.
5. Steam-bake the pudding for 40-50 minutes at 170°C.
6. Once baked, quickly cover it tightly with aluminium foil. Then remove the pudding from the dish once cooled. This pudding tastes great served with whipped cream.
7. My son made this candle out of a banana and a strawberry to go with it.

Story Behind this Recipe

My sons loved Harry Potter so for a time I became obsessed with British cooking. I made a simple yet authentic pudding for them that uses bread crumbs. I served it with Harry Potter-style butterbeer. You can also make the breadcrumbs from scratch by finely blending some English bread too.