Hester Guy’s Christmas Pudding

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  • 250 g butter
  • 350 g brown sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 400 g raisins
  • 400 g currants
  • 200 g chopped dried figs
  • 3 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup chopped glaceed ginger
  • 300 ml sherry
  • good slosh of brandy


Beat butter and sugar until creamy.
Add eggs, beating well after each addition. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate mixture overnight. Pour mixture into a pudding bowl, cover tightly and steam for 8 hours.
To reheat, steam pudding for a further 4 hours.


The recipe above has been supplied by a member of the public and has not been individually tested by Helen Jackson. Helen Jackson does not accept any liability in relation to publication of this recipe.

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  1. Would it be possible for you to send me a recipe of Hester Guys christmas cake. I tasted it last year at the Hooly Hospice Day and it was beauitful