Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe: It May Not Be Figgy Pudding, But You'll Be Asking for Some by 30Seconds Food

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Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe: It May Not Be Figgy Pudding, But You'll Be Asking for Some

Christmas pudding originated in the 14th century. Traditional Christmas pudding does contain suet, or beef fat, but if that doesn't appeal to you, simply double the butter.

Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 1/2 hours


Here's how to make it: 

  1. Line a pudding mold or round oven-proof bowl with parchment paper. Butter the parchment paper. 
  2. In a bowl, beat the butter and suet (or just butter) and sugar together. Add the eggs, flour, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Mix well. 
  3. Add the breadcrumbs, raisins, currents, apple, and orange zest and juice. Mix well. Pour the mixture into the prepared mold. 
  4. Cut a circle of parchment paper to cover the top of the pudding. Butter it and place it over the top. 
  5. Fill a pot large enough to hold the bowl with enough water to get halfway up the sides of the bowl. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover the pot and steam the pudding for about 6 hours. Check the water level occasionally and add more if needed. 
  6. Let the pudding rest for a few minutes before unmolding. Serve with whipped creambrandy butter or custard. Garnish as desired.

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How cool is that, wow.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Mmm! Looks really authentic and delicious!

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