To share the love, here is a Christmas Pudding recipe we found on Taste. In all honesty, it’s not a sumptuous and delectable as ours, but at least you’ll have that special something to share with your loved ones.
To share the love, here is a Christmas Pudding recipe we found on Taste. In all honesty, it’s not as sumptuous and delectable as ours, but at least you’ll have that special something to share with your loved ones.
Christmas Pudding Recipe - Equipment
• You'll need unwaxed kitchen string, thick rubber kitchen gloves and a 70cm square piece unbleached calico.
Christmas Pudding Recipe - Ingredients
• 1kg mixed dried fruit
• 1/3 cup brandy
• 2 teaspoons finely grated orange rind
• 2 tablespoons orange juice
• 250g butter, chopped
• 1 3/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
• 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
• 4 eggs, lightly beaten
• 1 1/2 cups plain flour
• 1 teaspoon mixed spice
• 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
• 4 cups fresh breadcrumbs
• Custard and brandy butter, to serve
You could spend a full hour round trip to the shops for these ingredients or you can take 60 seconds to get your hands on a readymade one now.
You won’t find better ingredients than what’s inside Pudding Lady Christmas Puddings because we source the best from across Australia to ensure you get premium quality – every time.
Christmas Pudding Recipe - Method
Combine dried fruit, brandy, orange rind and orange juice in a glass bowl.
Cover. Stand overnight, stirring occasionally, for flavours to develop.
Place dried fruit mixture, butter and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat.
Cook, stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved and butter melted.
Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in bicarbonate of soda.
Transfer to a bowl. Cool completely. Stir in eggs, 1 1/4 cups flour, mixed spice, cinnamon and breadcrumbs.
Pour hot water into a large stockpot until three-quarters full. Cover. Bring to the boil over high heat. Add cloth to pot. Boil for 1 minute.
Wearing gloves, quickly remove cloth from pot. Spread onto a flat surface.
Rub remaining flour over cloth to form a 40cm circle (flour should be thicker in centre of cloth).
Spoon pudding mixture into centre of prepared cloth. Gather edges of cloth around mixture, pulling tightly to avoid thick pleats.
Shape pudding into a round. Tie up tightly with string to avoid water passing through.
Place pudding in pot. Tie string to handles of pot. Cover tightly with lid. Boil for 5 hours, topping up pot with boiling water when required.
Carefully untie string from handles. Hang pudding to dry, suspended freely so base of pudding doesn’t rest on bench (this will result in a flat-topped pudding). Place a bowl under pudding to catch any excess water. Set aside for 15 minutes or until cloth has dried.
Place pudding on a plate or board. Remove string. Gently peel back top of cloth. Turn onto a plate. Carefully peel cloth from pudding to prevent ‘skin’ from sticking to cloth. Set aside for 30 minutes to darken. Serve warm or cold with custard and brandy butter.
Christmas Pudding Recipe – Timing
You can spend over 24 hours preparing this Christmas pudding and your guests will be grateful. Or in 60 seconds, you can blow them away with our premium quality handmade Christmas Pudding and have it delivered to your door.
Guaranteed quality: There’s no guarantee that your Christmas pudding will turn out the way it should, but when you buy a Pudding Lady Christmas pudding, you’ll get the best quality every time.
There’s nothing more enriching than sitting down with your loved ones to share the experience of a meal. Don’t sweat over making a traditional Christmas pudding and worry whether it will turn out or not – because we’ve done all the hard work for you.