Finely chop the suet, orange peel and lemon peel.
Add the suet, or softened butter to the soft brown sugar in a large bowl and mix together. Then add the rest of the ingredients, mix and leave to rest for 1 day.
Pour the mixture into a container greased with butter and place in a steamer covered in waxed paper and aluminium foil. Steam slowly for 5-6 hours.
When serving, dim the lights, pour over some warm brandy and set aflame.
Christmas pudding is often served brandy cream. However you can also serve with heavy cream or custard.
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Traditionally this pudding was prepared in the autumn and warmed up on Christmas Day. If you can't get hold of any suet, try using butter instead. This dessert tastes delicious served with brandy sauce or ice cream.