Christmas Pudding

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This recipe is huge and is easily halved to make a generous pudding to serve 8

  • 350g raisins
  • 350g sultanas
  • 300g currants
  • 200g prunes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 100g almonds, chopped
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 green apple, grated
  • 250g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup (250ml) brandy
  • 4 eggs
  • 250g melted butter







Grease a large 2 litre pudding basin or several smaller basins. Mix together the dried fruit, lemon rind, almonds, carrot, apple, breadcrumbs, sugar, flour, salt and spices. Whisk together the milk, brandy, eggs and butter and add to the bowl. Mix well to combine. Spoon into basin and seal well. (leave a gap at top of basin as pudding swells). Boil for 5 hours or less for smaller puddings. Reheat before serving

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