19 November 2021 | Raidis Estate, Raidis Recipes | Raidis Estate
Traditional Christmas Pudding
The most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching!
And I don't know about you, but this year celebrating Christmas with our loved ones seems more important than ever before.
And a Christmas table is never complete without some delicious roast meats, your most embarrassing uncle, a bottle or two of delicious wines and of course, a Christmas pudding.
This pudding pairs perfectly with our Bubbles or pull out the big guns and enjoy a Trip.
What you’ll need:
250 g butter chopped
1 cup brown sugar
750 g mixed fruit
1/2 cup pitted prune chopped
3/4 cup dates chopped
1 cup brandy
1 1/2 cup plain flour
1 tsp mixed spice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1 cup icing sugar *to serve
Beat butter and sugar until light and creamy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
Add fruit, brandy, sifted dry ingredients, almonds and breadcrumbs. Mix well.
Spoon mixture into a greased 8-cup capacity pudding basin. Cover basin with baking paper, secure tightly with string. Cover with foil and basin lid.
Place pudding in a large pan with enough boiling water to come halfway up the side of the basin. Cover pan, simmer for 6 hours, making sure water level remains constant by adding more boiling water as necessary.
Remove pudding from water, and allow to cool. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
On the day of serving, re-boil pudding as above for 2½ hours. Turn out onto a serving platter and dust with icing sugar.