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Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding

This is a traditional British Christmas pudding, a rich cake bursting with dried fruit. "Pudding" is the British word for dessert.

Ingredients

Currants
150 g
Raisins
150 g
Sultanas
100 g
Panko
170 g
Beef fat (suet)
150 g
Candied lemon peel
55 g
Candied orange peel
55 g
Soft light brown sugar
110 g
Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon
Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon
Eggs
4
Milk
50 ml
Brandy
60 ml
Rum
60 ml

Steps

1. Finely chop the suet, orange peel and lemon peel.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. When serving, dim the lights, pour over some warm brandy and set aflame.
5. Christmas pudding is often served brandy cream. However you can also serve with heavy cream or custard.

Story Behind this Recipe

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