Classic Christmas Pudding Recipe

Christmas pudding is the traditional end to the British Christmas dinner. Therefore, it would not really be Christmas if there was no pudding! There are loads of Christmas puddings that you can buy. However, nothing gets you more in a festive mood than making your own pudding filled with your love. This fruity Christmas pudding recipe makes buying one from the shops a crime!

Classic Christmas Pudding Recipe

Classic Christmas Pudding Recipe

Some of us may have  Christmas pudding recipe passed down through generations. However, this recipe we bring to you is like none other. This pudding is loaded with a variety of spiced fruits, nuts, and brandy for that extra buzz. This combination is bursting with flavour that will win the hearts of even the nay Sayers of Christmas pudding.

Classic Christmas Pudding Recipe

The good thing about this Christmas pudding is that it can be Refrigerate for up to 1 month or frozen for u3 months once it has been made. You then simply reheat on Christmas Day, steam or simmer in water for 1½ hours until it is piping hot again. The only downside about it, however, is that it takes up to 5-8 hours to cook. This is why it is important to freeze or refrigerating your pudding instead. Doing so can save you a tremendous amount of stress on Christmas day.

To add extra festive cheer, you can decorate it with chocolates or additional fruits. However, to keep it simple and elegant, you can add a drizzle of icing or even golden syrup for that extra sweetness. Top it off with some Holly and a glass of brandy to make it the ultimate Christmas pudding.

Classic Christmas Pudding Recipe

Now that all the secrets have been shared, what are you waiting for?  Get the necessary ingredients listed below and give this recipe a go! Alternatively, you could hire a private chef this Christmas who will be able to whip up this Christmas treat for you. They will add a few signature touches of their own to transform this pudding from ultimate to a masterpiece.

 

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Classic Christmas Pudding Recipe
Classic Christmas Pudding Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 9
Servings
people
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 9
Servings
people
Classic Christmas Pudding Recipe
Instructions
  1. Chop the apricots and prunes into pieces the size of a sultana. Place with the vine fruits in a large bowl. Pour over the brandy, orange juice and zest, then mix well and cover. Leave overnight until the liquid is absorbed. Add the remaining ingredients and beat well.
  2. Grease a 1.2-litre pudding basin and line the base with a disc of baking paper. Pour the pudding mixture into the basin. Cover with a piece of buttered foil. With the buttered side towards the pudding, Fold the foil over the edge of the basin and tie with kitchen string so no steam can escape.
  3. Place the basin in a steamer pan, over a saucepan filled with cold water.
  4. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 hours for a light pudding or 8 hours for a darker one. Check the water level regularly and top up with hot water as necessary to prevent the pan from boiling dry.
  5. Allow the pudding to cool then transfer it onto a plate and decorate as deserved.
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