Fred’s Christmas Pudding

via Rosa Mashiter via Mum – January 2009

Serves 8 – 10

Mum finds this makes 2 large puddings & 4 small puddings.

1lb Natures Garden shredded suet

8oz Doves self-raising flour

8oz  fresh breadcrumbs

1lb Natures Garden raisins

1lb currants

1lb sultanas

4oz Natures Garden soft brown sugar

8oz Natures Garden cut mixed peel

Small tin of crush pineapple (drained)

4 eggs, beaten

1 tspn Barts baking powder

Rind & juice of lemon

½ tspn  ground nutmeg

1lb Martlet or Rayners golden syrup, warmed

2 tbspns whisky or rum

A little Trewithen milk to mix

Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, stir in the crushed pineapple, beaten eggs, rind & juice of a lemon – mix well.

Stir in the warmed golden syrup & whisky (or rum) & mix thoroughly (if the mixture is too stiff – add a little milk).

Grease the pudding basins & line the base with greaseproof paper.  Perhaps add a layer of greaseproof on top of the pudding too before putting the tin foil on top.

If you plan to add coins – be sure to clean them thoroughly & also warn everyone (young & not so young especially) before they tuck in & break their teeth/dentures or worse – choke!

Put into prepared pudding basins, seal with a double thickness of tin foil & boil for 6 hours!

Keep checking the water level – around half way up the side of the basin – I would think.

Turn pudding out onto large plate/dish. Don’t forget to warm some brandy, pour over the pudding & ignite at arms length– taking great care with naked flames of course.

Serve either with Cornish clotted cream, homemade brandy butter or homemade custard – or of course all three (arteries permitting)!

Perhaps keep 1 large & 2 small for later in the year or next Christmas. How about making some Christmas pudding ice cream. Or slice a cooked pudding; wrap slices in greaseproof & tin foil. Then pack slices in freezer proof container & freeze.  Thaw as & when required.

Open foil/ greaseproof paper – sprinkle with a little whisky/rum/brandy – reseal & pop into the oven to heat through.

Which ever you choose to do – Enjoy!

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