Christmas Pudding - An All Time Favourite!

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Cook Time: 

360Mins

Serves: 

  • 2 - 4 People

Ingredients: 

450g Currants
225g Sultanas
175g Raisins
Juice and Zest 2 Lemons
1 very large Carrot, grated
350g light soft Brown Sugar
100g Golden Syrup
100g Mixed Peel
350g Breadcrumbs
350g Suet
350g Self-raising Flour
440ml can Stout
3 Eggs
1 Apple Grated
1 Carrot Grated
½ Teaspoon of Mixed Spice
100g of Cherries
1 Measure of Brandy

Method: 

Place everything but the stout and eggs into your largest bowl and mix. Add stout and eggs, and stir everything together. Spoon into pudding basins – we used 1 x 2 litre, 1 x 1 litre and 1 x 500ml basins. Cover with pleated greaseproof paper and foil and secure with string.
 
Lower the puds into saucepans with upturned saucers or scrunched-up bits of foil in the bottom (so as the puds don’t touch the bottom), then fill with water from the kettle until it comes halfway up the sides of the basins. Simmer the small pud for 1½ hrs, medium for 2½ hrs and large for 3½ hrs (topping up with water as necessary). Cool, then store in a cool, dry cupboard for up to 1 year.
 
To serve, re-boil puds as above to heat through, 1½ hrs for small, 2½ hrs for medium and 3½ hrs for large (top up as necessary). Turn onto a plate, decorate, and serve.