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Saturday, 25 December 2010

Christmas Pud Recipe .... the best ever!

If you want the ultimate in Christmas pud recipe's, I think this is it! My teacher at school, Mrs McNabb gave us this recipe and we made pud's at school when I was about 9, after we'd taken it home and eaten it, my Mum threw out her recipe that she'd used for donkey's years and took on Mrs McNabb's. I've modified it slightly as we can't get candied peel over here and I couldn't be bothered to make it again and to be honest, it didn't make a difference to me that it wasn't there, I also use semi-dried cherries that I got from the health food shop rather than glace, but it's upto you!

Ingredients:

2oz/56g plain flour

1oz/28g baking powder

4oz/114g white breadcrumbs

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

4oz/114g dark brown sugar

4oz/114g shredded suet

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp treacle

12oz/340g currants

12oz/340g sultanas

12oz/340g raisins

4oz/114g candied peel (optional)

4oz/114g semi dried cherries (or glace)

4oz/114g chopped almonds

1/2 pt guiness/stout

2 apples grated

1 carrot grated

1 lemon grated & juice

Method:

Mix all ingredients together and put in lidded bowl or cover with clingfilm, into simmering water for 6hrs & keep topping up the water so that it doesn't boil dry.

Enjoy!