Chelsea

celebrating 130 years 1884-2014

Traditional Christmas Pudding

By Chelsea Sugar
Traditional Christmas Pudding
12 servings
  • 2 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 3 hrs 20 mins
  • Cooking time 6 hrs
  • Serves
    12
Ingredients

    500g chopped golden raisins and/or sultanas
    500g dried currants
    250g mixed candied citrus peel
    1/2 cup brandy
    500g unsalted butter
    1/2 cup Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar
    7 eggs, separated
    1 cup plain flour, sifted
    1 pinch of salt
    3 cups fresh breadcrumbs
    1/4 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
    1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
    2 tsp allspice
    Zest of 1 orange
    1/2 cup cream

Method

    1 : Mix fruit in a large bowl with brandy. Cover and let stand for 3 hours.
    2 : Cream butter and Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar until fluffy and add beaten egg yolks a little at a time, whisking well after each addition.
    3 : One ingredient at a time, fold in sifted flour, salt, breadcrumbs, spices and orange zest with soaked fruit.
    4 : Stir in cream and beaten egg whites, then pour into a buttered 10-12 cup capacity pudding mould.
    5 : Cover pudding with a double sheet of greaseproof paper and a sheet of foil and tie securely with a piece of string. Tie another piece of string across the top to make a handle.
    6 : Lower pudding into boiling water for six hours - keep topping up the saucepan with kettle boiled water.

    Note: You can make in advance and re-steam the pudding for a couple of hours before serving.

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Reviews

Average Rating
42
(2 reviews)


This recipe was a great success. Will have this from now on. Why wait for Xmas.

This recipe was DELICIOUS! I and my whole family loved it!! Would defiantly recommend it.

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