HomeFood & drinkChristmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding

No rating at the moment! Be the first to
Origin of dish:  UK
Type of cooking:  Oven
 
Preparation time: 1470 minutes
Cooking time: 210 minutes
 
Ingredients (serves 8 people.) :

    -300g currants
    -150g sultanas
    -150g raisins
    -100g glacé cherries, chopped
    -100g dried apricots, chopped
    -50g mixed peel
    -3 tbsp brandy
    -200g plain flour
    -Large pinch of nutmeg
    -½ tsp ground mixed spice
    -200g soft margarine (or butter)
    -200g muscovado sugar
    -4 eggs
    -50g whole almonds
    -1 tbsp black treacle
    -Zest of 1 lemon, finely grated
    -Zest of 1 orange, finely grated
    -A small amount of apricot jam

Method:

Place the fruit and mixed peel into a large bowl, mix in the brandy, cover and leave in
a cool place overnight.

Prepare the 2 tins and preheat the oven to 140°C/275°F.

In another large bowl, place the flour, spices, margarine, sugar, eggs, almonds, treacle and zest. Mix well, then fold in the soaked fruits.

Divide the mixture between the tins and level the surfaces with the back of a spoon.

Cover each surface loosely with parchment-lined foil and bake for 3-3½ hours, or until the cake feels firm to the touch and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Once cool, sandwich the two halves together with icing or melted apricot jam.

To decorate:
You can decorate in two ways; either make a stiff but still runny icing with icing sugar and a little water, or by rolling out some fondant icing in a 'blob' shape and laying over the top.

Finally, finish with holly and berries, or your choice of decoration.
Recipe shared by soFeminineTeam
Recipe(s) from the same person
Advice: This recipe was provided by Lankeland.

User comments

 
another free recipe every day






More recipes:
Mini Mince Pies
Baked Alaska
Ruth Clemens' Biscotti
Fox's Christmas Pudding
Traditional Cheeseboard
Christmas Pudding Pannacotta with Spiced Figs
Boozey Cupcake and Brandy Butter Frosting
Pork Pistachio and Herb Terrine
Fuchsia Dunlop's Black Bean Chicken
Pink Lady Pork and Prawn Spring Rolls with Apple and Sweet Chilli Sauce

Don't miss...
Get Your Caffeine Fix! All The Coolest Coffee Shops In LondonLondon's Most Instagrammable Bars
30 Of The Sexiest Under Bum TattoosNext Week's Hollyoaks Spoilers
Latest… 21/09/2017
Guides
Videos
Happy Pancake Day! 11 Yummy Pancake Recipes To Make You Drool
Calories in fruits
Growing tomatoes
Superfoods
See all Food and Drink guides
There's A Nutella Cafe In Australia And We Need To Go There
See all Food and Drink videos
 

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the sofeminine latest straight to your inbox
  OK
Find us on...