The Ultimate Christmas Pudding

The Ultimate Christmas Pudding


Posted 14th Dec 2017

No Christmas Dinner is complete without a Christmas pud! Our traditional recipe is the perfect showstopper to end your fabulous meal.

 

Serves: 5/6

Cooking time: 5 hours

 

Ingredients:

· 300g mixed raisins, currants and sultanas

· 100g dried cranberries

· 100g dates or prunes chopped

· 1x small cooking apple, peeled and grated

· 1x orange – juice and zest

· 1x lemon – zest only

· 50g mixed peel

· 100g glace cherries

· 200g mixed, chopped nuts – walnuts, almonds etc.

· 200g granulated molasses

· 2x tbsp. black treacle

· 1 tsp nutmeg

· 1 tsp cinnamon

· 1 tsp ground mixed spice

· 50g blanched almonds, toasted and chopped

· 50g white breadcrumbs

· 100g self-raising flour

· 100g cold butter

· 100g shredded suet

· 2 large eggs

· 150ml milk

· Brandy butter, maple syrup or icing sugar for topping

 

Method:

1.   Place all ingredients in a large bowl (excluding any toppings) and mix well together.

2.   Grease the Pyrex Cook & Go round dish and place a piece of greaseproof paper at the bottom of the dish to prevent sticking, and fill with the mixture until 2/3 full.

3.   Cover the dish with a double layer of greaseproof paper which is pleated in the middle and then cover with a layer of foil, which is also pleated in the middle.

4.   Tie a piece of string around the rim of the dish and then a 2nd piece from the underneath of the dish to the top, creating a handle.

5.   In a large saucepan, place a heatproof dish at the bottom (upside down), and put the Cook & Go dish on top.

6.   Pour boiling water into the saucepan until it reaches half way.

7.   Cover the saucepan with a lid and once boiled, reduce to a simmer for 5 hours (ensure you check the water frequently to maintain the height of the water).

8.   The pudding is ready once a skewer, inserted in to the middle, comes out clean.

9.   Remove pudding from the dish by placing a lid on top and turning the dish upside down.

10. Finish with a drizzle of brandy butter, maple syrup or a dusting of icing sugar.

 

Tip: Make your Christmas pudding in advance and use the Cook & Go plastic lid to seal it and safely store in the fridge or the freezer.

 

For further information about Pyrex visit www.pyrexuk.com.

 






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