The Christmas Menu: Traditional Christmas Pudding



225g brown sugar

225g butter

225g currants

225g sultanas

115g raisins

115g mixed peel

115g plain flour

115g soft breadcrumbs

1/4 teaspoon bi-carb soda and

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

4 eggs

Pinch of salt

1/2 teaspoon mixed spice

Chopped almonds

6 tablespoons of brandy.


In a large bowl, mix the dried fruits, nuts and peel.

Set a big pot of water to simmer gently, ready for the pudding.

In a second bowl, cream butter and sugar very well, add beaten eggs and brandy.

Stir all fruits, peel and nuts in well.

Add crumbs, sifted flour, soda and spices.

Mix well.

Place in a pudding basin.  Cover and put in boiling water.

Cook for around 5-6 hours or longer if needed.



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