Get stirring those Christmas puddings!

As the traditional ‘Stir Up Sunday’ fast approaches (22nd November), why not try this delicious Christmas pudding recipe, provided by Anne Boldry of Newhouse Farm:


75g suetchristmas-pudding-on-red-tablecloth

40g self raising flour

75g fresh breadcrumbs

1 tsp mixed spice

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg

75g sultanas

75g raisins

200g currants

150g soft brown sugar

25g mixed peel

25g chopped almonds

Small apple, peeled and gratedholly2

Small carrot, peeled and grated

Zest of a lemon

1 ½ tbsp brandy

120ml Guinness

2 eggs, beaten



Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Whisk together the eggs, Guinness and brandy and stir into the dry ingredients. Mix until well combined.

Tip into a well greased pudding basin and press down, levelling the top with the back of a spoon.

Cover with a circle of greaseproof paper, and a lid made of foil, well tied down with string.

Make a ’sling’ out of foil (a strip folded in 3) and place the pudding on this to help lifting in and out of the pan.

Steam for 6 hours.

Reheat on Christmas day by steaming for another 2 hours.

Serve with Brandy butter, custard or cream. Or all three if you wish!

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