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Christmas pudding recipe

Christmas pudding recipe

This Christmas pudding recipe is huge and is easily halved to make a generous pudding to serve 8.

Ingredients

350g raisins
350g sultanas
300g currants
200g prunes, chopped
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
100g almonds, chopped
1 carrot grated
1 green apple, grated
250g fresh breadcrumbs
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon mixed spice
3/4 cup milk
1 cup (250ml) brandy
4 eggs
250g melted butter

Method

Grease a large 2 litre pudding basin or several smaller basins.
Mix together the dried fruit, lemon rind, almonds, carrot, apple, breadcrumbs, sugar, flour, salt and spices.
Whisk together the milk, brandy, eggs and butter and add to the bowl.
Mix well to combine.
Spoon into basin and seal well (leave a gap at top of basin as pudding swells).
Boil for 5 hours or less for smaller puddings.
Reheat before serving.

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