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How To Make Christmas Pudding

How To Make Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding Recipe. What would we do at Christmas without Christmas pudding? For the fans out there, this is a recipe to die for. Rich, moist, full of flavour and colour and simply scrumptious. Enjoy our Christmas Pudding recipe.


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Step 1: You will need ….

  • 500 g currants
  • 500 g raisins
  • 500 g golden raisins
  • 500 g bread crumbs
  • 500 g brown sugar
  • 250 g suet
  • 120 g mixed peel
  • 120 g glace cherries, chopped
  • 120 g almonds, chopped
  • grated rind of 1 lemon
  • grated rind of 1 orange
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 apple, grated
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 6 eggs
  • 300 ml Guinness
  • a pinch of salt
  • a knob of butter for greasing
  • 5 tbsp brandy - optional
  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 fork
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 glass bowl
  • 1 circle of parchment paper, cut to size of bowl
  • 1 square of tinfoil
  • 1 wide saucepan
  • 1 ladle
  • 1 jug

Step 2: Mix the dry ingredients

Into the large bowl, put the following: raisins, golden raisins, currants, breadcrumbs, suet, brown sugar, mixed peel, grated carrot, glace cherries, lemon peel, orange peel, chopped almonds, mixed spice, flour, grated apple and the pinch of salt and with your wooden spoon, mix thoroughly.

Step 3: Beat the eggs

Crack all six eggs into a bowl and beat them lightly with your fork.

Step 4: Add the eggs and Guinness

Pour the eggs and Guinness over the dry mix and combine well with your hands.

Step 5: Grease the bowl

Coat the inside of the glass bowl with the knob of butter.

Step 6: Transfer

Put the pudding mix into the bowl, pressing it down lightly and giving a final pat to make it level.

Step 7: Cover and seal

Place the circular piece of parchment paper over the mix, gently press it down and around the edges, follow by the tin foil and seal tightly.

Step 8: Make a Bain Marie

Place the bowl into the saucepan and pour in enough water to fill up to three quarters making a Bain Marie, which means a water bath, or to cook by water.

Step 9: Cook the pudding

Place the saucepan onto a high heat and bring the water to the boil. Once boiling turn down to a gentle simmer and allow to simmer for roughly 4 hours. It's very important that you keep topping up the water, which will be approximately every hour. Remember to bring it back to the boil and then turn it back down to a simmer.

Step 10: Remove

Remove the pudding from the heat after this time and take off the tin foil and the sheet of parchment paper. Place a large plate on top of the bowl and using cloths to grip the plate better, very carefully flip the pudding onto the plate to sit upright.

Step 11: Tip

The great thing about this recipe is that it can be made two months in advance and it will only improve the flavour! If you do, store it in a cool, dry place.

Step 12: Serve

Your Christmas pudding is now ready to serve! As an optional extra ladle over some brandy, along with some delicious Videojug brandy butter! The recipe can be found here on the Videojug web site! Merry Christmas.