We worked out the other day this recipe is probably from around 1890. They used breadcrumbs to pad it out back then and my mother-in-law still does that. It tastes fantastic. Best if you can make it two weeks ahead.
Something else. Do not leave space at top before you tie off pudding as it went soggy at the top. Next time I will tie it tight against the pudding as it did not expand anyway. - 11 Jan 2010
Christmas isn't christmas without the plum pudding and this turned out pretty good. - 11 Jan 2010
Made this last Christmas and plan to do it again this year. Lovely traditional recipe and the entire family enjoyed it! - 13 Nov 2012 (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)