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I like some nuts but very finely chopped. Your Christmas pudding recipe is rather interesting, to say the least!!

Plum Pudding II.

I came across your recipe and my grammas pudding is the same. It’s just like I remember from my childhood but I sure wish you had added the hard sauce recipe. Thank you

7 oz (1 heaped cup) dark brown sugar (I used light brown sugar and added a tbsp of molasses/treacle) We have had puddings survive in the freezer up to a year. 1/2 t. nutmeg

With the Instant Pot on #12, after saute you’ll push the button to Pressure Cook and use high pressure.

Privacy policy. That’s awesome Jenniffer! Watch our video to see how to tie up a pudding correctly. Put in a small bowl, fork the top attractively and put in the fridge to set. The cold sauce would melt over the hot pudding to create a delectable sweet treat. I made smaller versions in 1/2 pint tubberware bowls to give away as gifts. No liquid the carrots and potatoes make enough moisture.

Run a knife around the top edge to help the pudding release from the sides of the bowl before inverting on a plate. As for the topping, it’s personal preference. In my own house growing up, Christmas dinner would not have been complete without a bowl of steamy hot pudding to finish the meal. Thaw in the fridge and steam to reheat. Sharpen your knife and chop the candied peel. I am sure it tastes very nice, and would definitely be less expensive. Perhaps it is similar to what you used to have.

Cut a circle of … I have made it several times for my family. There are several types of Christmas puddings. Here is my Grandmother’s Sauce Recipe. Mix the almonds, apples, candied peel, nutmeg, raisins, flour, breadcrumbs, light muscovado sugar, eggs and 2 tbsp brandy or cognac in a large bowl. Chop the almonds coarsely.

2 tsp butter

Return to the heat and stir constantly until the mixture once again comes to the boil. After 24 hours, grease a 1.2 litre/2 pint pudding basin with butter. My ex-mother-in-law use to make this every Christmas. Pour water in the bottom to no more than 1/3 of the way up the sides of the bowl. I do not store mine in the freezer, but in a cool larder or basement. Sorry for any confusion. (If using Instant Pot, the “Adjust” button allows you to change Saute setting.

© All content copyright to Amy Lorimer & Christine Lorimer unless otherwise stated. When cold, discard the messy wrappings and re-wrap in new baking parchment, foil and string.

Unlike its cousins above, it is most often served with a brown sugar sauce. My grandmother used a clean piece of muslin instead of the parchment. Holding the butter in its wrapper, grate a quarter of it into the bowl, then stir everything together. 2015-2020.

Tie with more string, and make a handle for easy lifting in and out of the pan. 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar 1/2 t. vanilla. I just realized I am craving some, so best get at it. Steam the pudding for 2 – 3 hours, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Thanks for the great recipe! (You can chop the almonds and apples in a food processor, but the peel must be done by hand.) You mentioned losing your original sauce recipe so I’ve included ours. If you don't have an Instant Pot you can make this on the stove but seriously, the Instant Pot is amazing. The making of Christmas Pudding is a British tradition that goes back hundreds of years. Add in raisins, carrot, potato and egg. Please try again. Vanilla and brown sugar to taste. She added rum to her sauce and it was a real treat. Unfortunately the ingredient list is so long it isn't easy to make it in less than industrial quantities! Historically your Christmas pudding would include 12 ingredients, with each member of the family taking a turn to mix and making a wish as they do. Another feature of a traditional Christmas Pudding is the addition of a sixpence, with whoever ends up with the piece of pudding it was dished-up into, receiving luck for the next year. 2 tsp cornstarch

Alot of ingredients but turned out very moist. Carefully lift out the pudding using the foil sling (be careful, the sides of the pot will still be hot).

Mix flour and raisins to break up raisins. Store in a cool, dry place until Christmas. My small puddings are usually done at 2 hours, with a large pudding taking the full three.

Another feature of a traditional Christmas Pudding is the addition of a sixpence, with whoever ends up with the piece  of pudding it was dished-up into, receiving luck for the next year. Now it’s my kids and grandkids that want this tradition – only they want the vanilla pudding with a small tad of Christmas pudding. Thin with more milk or cream if necessary.

I find this very sweet and personally use only ¾ cup, this works just as well with gluten-free flour, How to Propagate Plants – Stem Cuttings, Rooting Plants, and Using Rooting Hormones, Silvopasture and Co-grazing for Sustainability and Productivity, 8 Tips for Strengthening Your Immune System Naturally, Best Methods for Drying Herbs for Stronger Medicinal Properties, A Complete Guide to Home Food Preservation (What to do When You Can’t Find Canning Supplies), 1 cup brown sugar (I find this very sweet and personally use only ¾ cup), 2 cups flour (this works just as well with gluten-free flour). Our family recipe comes from southern Ontario and is very similar.  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada).

Boil for two minutes. Dessert, Instant Pot/ Pressure Cooking, Recipes, Vintage. If you have used more dried fruit than fresh, add a little extra ale to make the mixture less stiff.
More effort . The mixture should have a fairly sloppy consistency - it should fall instantly from the spoon when … Pour water in the bottom to no more than 1/3 of the way up the sides of the bowl. Cover tightly with greased greaseproof paper, then aluminium foil; secure with string. It is the easiest recipe to make and remember. Place the pudding in a steamer set over a saucepan of simmering water and steam the pudding for 7 hours. Peel, core and chop the cooking apples.

Our family Christmas Pudding is actually a carrot pudding. I have this recipe from my late mother in law. However, it is not traditional Christmas pudding!! Traditional Scottish and UK home baking recipes for the whole family. Thanks for sharing your tips and memories. Required fields are marked *. Will you be serving up this Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe? 10 Oct 2011, Perfecto
Our Christmas family tradition incorporates Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Sounds great, Jeanne! Figgy puddings are another Christmas treat, made popular as one of the verses of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” Unlike their plum cousins, they live up to their name and are actually made with figs. Once completely cool, remove the pudding from the bowl, wrap in greaseproof paper, followed by tin foil and store in a cool place until required. A homemade Christmas pudding is easy to make, then it just needs time in the steamer to turn it into a glorious, rich, fruity dessert. I still use that recipe today!! This is NOT a safe recipe for canning, some may have done so, but due to the ingredients not being acidic and the high chance of botulism, I would NOT can this.

I usually replace the suet with butter and like this recipe, uses what ever in the baking pantry, including dates, plum, apricot and cranberries.

Stir in flour and baking soda. Thanks for sharing.

In case this is similar to your lost recipe. Pack in the pudding mixture. The pudding can be steamed in a double boiler, or you can place the pudding in a large pot, placing the pudding bowl on a small ramekin or mason jar ring to keep it off the bottom of the pot. The boys love…, Surely I'm not the only one who promises themselves each Christmas that they will make a nice breakfast to start…, Filed Under: christmas, kids, recipe, scottish, traditional Tagged With: british, festive, pudding, steamed, I used your Christmas cake recipe for Christmas it was easy to follow and the finished product was a big success, the only thing I changed was to poke holes in the top with a knitting needle and feed it with brandy, I’ll definitely use your recipe again this year many thanks xx, Your email address will not be published. Put the dried fruits, peel, zest and juice, milk and brandy in a large bowl and mix together.

Create a foil sling to easily pull out the pudding from inside the Instant Pot. Turn the pudding out onto a plate and serve hot with brown sugar sauce.

To make the brandy butter, cream the butter with the orange zest and icing sugar. Once cooker starts to steam, if using an electric cooker, set to “Less Heat” Saute function.

I guess my daughter will take this on, when I’m gone or no longer able to do the work. Your grandmother’s recipe is the one that my mother used right down to the suet. My small puddings are usually done at 2 hours, with a large pudding taking the full three. I can’t wait for next year to try steaming it in the Instant Pot (my husband just said “Nooooo – we’ll miss that Christmas aroma from steaming it!!


I attempted several recipes trying to recreate the flavor of my childhood and the recipe included below is the closest.

These days I have to get fresh suet (not easy in the USA) or order “Atora Beef Suet” packets on Amazon. I make my English grandmother’s Christmas pudding which calls for suet, raisins, molasses and citron. Holding the butter in its wrapper, grate a quarter of it into the bowl, then stir everything together. She used water, so added it then, and added a bit of cornstarch to thicken it up. Subscribe to get our latest recipes and all the news from Baking with Granny.

And with this years Stir Up Sunday quickly approaching, we’ve got the perfect recipe to make the perfect show stopping pudding for your Christmas dinner! -  Indeed, my sons won’t eat a freshly made pudding if a year old one is available!! Could you send me your recipe.

If you wish to freeze the pudding, leave it in its bowl and wrap well with plastic wrap.

The pudding should be a dark brown color when cooked.

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