Rich Christmas Pudding

    12 hours 30 minutes

    This recipe makes 3 rich and fruit filled steamed Christmas puddings. Loaded with brandy soaked mixed fruit, raisins, currants, sultanas, figs and peel.

    Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    6 people made this

    Makes: 3 puddings

    • 380g mixed fruit
    • 500g raisins
    • 500g currants
    • 500g sultanas
    • 250g figs
    • 130g mixed peel
    • 120ml brandy
    • 500g butter
    • 500g moist brown sugar
    • 8 eggs
    • 380g fresh breadcrumbs
    • 380g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
    • 250g almonds
    • 1/2 lemon

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:4hours  ›  Extra time:8hours soaking  ›  Ready in:12hours30min 

    1. Soak mixed fruit, raisins, currants, sultanas, figs and mixed peel in brandy overnight. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, flour, breadcrumbs, salt, spice, fruit, almonds then brandy.
    2. Divide mixture into 3rds. Dip 3 pudding cloths in boiling water, drain then put pudding in. Plunge puddings into the rapidly boiling water.
    3. Boil rapidly for 4 hours with the cut lemon (to keep the butter from boiling out). Make sure to keep water level above the puddings by adding more boiling water out of the jug as needed.

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