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Rich and Boozy Christmas Pudding

This is a nice pudding and, as the title says, boozy. My husband is a teatotaler, but loves this. He says the flavour is lovely. I know it says Christmas pudding but it can be make at any time.

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Total Time: To combine ingredients, about half an hour, plus standing time f

Yield: 1 large pudding

Source: Hamlyn Complete Christmas Book. Present from my daughter some years ago.

Ingredients:

Sultanas are also known as golden raisins.

Steps:

  1. Method:
  2. Mix together the dried fruit, orange and lemon rind, breadcrumbs, nuts, spices and sugar. Whisk together the orange juice, eggs, spirits and melted butter. Stir the 2 mixtures together and mix well.
  3. Turn into a 1.2 litre (2 pint) buttered pudding basin. Leave to stand for I hour.
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  5. Cover the basin with double greased greaseproof paper, pleating the centre to all for expansion. Then cover with foil, pleating the edges to secure. Tie securely with string. Steam the pudding for 7 hours, adding boiling water to the steamer or saucepan as necessary. If you using a pressure cooker, place the bowl on a grivet and add 2 litres of boiling water. Fit the lid and steam without pressure for 30 minutes. Bring to high pressure and cook for 3 hours.
  6. When cooked replace the paper and foil with fresh wrappings. Store in a cool dry place, or freeze. Use within 1 year.
  7. Reheat in Microwave for 4-6 minutes and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
  8. Decorate with a sprig of Holly.

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April 2, 20140 found this helpful

This has to come from England! It took me back to my childhood - back in the 40's! I remember my Mother mixing up all the same ingredients for the Christmas puddings. Then they would be boiled in the "copper" - the same one used for boiling up the white clothes on laundry day!

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Oh - the good old days (I think)! But those Christmas puddings were SO good!

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