This lovely fruit Christmas pudding recipe has been in my family for years passed down from my grandmother and tweaked to my own liking. This recipe has no alcohol in it and tastes great. Its made with the traditional boiling of the pudding in a calico cloth and in our family we make it a month before Christmas and it's left to hang and mature. This recipe is quite big and can be halved without a problem . If you do, then boil your half size pudding for 2-3 hours.
You can make smaller individual pudding out of this recipe. I have done this and made 12 handful sized ones and a larger pot sized one. An hour should do for the cooking of the smaller ones.
This recipe has been edited to include measures more familiar to Australian and New Zealand cooks.