gypseymission (gypseymission) wrote in christmasdinner,

Christmas Puddings

Christmas Puddings in our house can be a bit of a mammoth event because we have veggies and people allergic to nuts. So here is a basic recipe

115 grams / 4 oz of flour
1 heaped teaspoon of baking powder
175 grams / 6 oz of breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon of mixed spice
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
250 grams / 9 oz of suet
175 grams / 6 oz of brown sugar
¼ teaspoon of salt
175 grams / 6 oz of sultanas
175 grams / 6 oz of raisins
175 grams / 6 oz of currants
85 grams / 3 oz of blanched almonds
175 grams / 6 oz of mixed peel
2 eggs
150 ml / ¼ pint of milk (approximately)
grated rind (zest) of 1 lemon
Rum to taste

The secret here is to soak the fruits in plenty of rum for several days before and then combine them together. Traditionally you are supposed to steam it in a suacepan but I find that a microwave does the job just as well in a fraction of the time.

A nut free second pudding resipe is below:

5 oz breadcrumbs
4 oz of plain flour
4 oz chopped suet or modern day equivalent
4 oz currants
4 oz raisins
4 oz soft brown moist sugar
2 oz candied peel - Cut your own or use ready cut
2 oz raw grated carrot
1 teaspoon grated rind of lemon
half salt spoon nutmeg grated
1 good teaspoonful baking powder
about quarter pint of milk
2 eggs
Rum to taste

Again soak the fruit in plenty of rum beforehand and cook in a microwave.
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