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Dark Christmas Pudding Recipe

Dark Christmas Pudding Ingredients:

  • Dark Christmas Pudding Recipe
    Dark Christmas Pudding Recipe

    300 gms Currants

  • 300 gms Raisins
  • 120 gms Plain Flour ( Maida)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp grated Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp grounded Cinnamon and Cloves
  • 240 gms Margarine shredded
  • 120 gms Fresh breadcrumbs
  • 120 gms Sugar (preferably jaggery)
  • 60 gms Glace Cherries
  • 60 gms Almonds blanched
  • 30 gms Mixed Peel chopped
  • Few pieces rind of Oranges finely grated
  • Few pieces rind of Lemon finely grated
  • Juice of 1 Orange
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 6 Level tbsp Black treacle
  • 1 tbsp Brandy

How to make dark christmas pudding:

  • Wash and pick the currants and raisins and dry thoroughly.
  • Sift the flour, salt and spices into a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir in the margarine, bread crumbs and sugar.
  • Chop and mix together the currants, raisins, cherries, almonds, mixed peel and orange and lemon rinds.
  • Stir these into the prepared dry ingredients.
  • Beat the orange juice with the eggs and vanilla essence and pour into the bowl.
  • Add the treacle and brandy and mix until thoroughly blended.
  • Turn the mix over into a greased pudding basin.
  • Cover the basin securely with double thickness of grease paper and tie securely.
  • place in a pressure cooker and cook till done.
  • When ready, remove cover and replace with fresh grease proof paper.
  • Store in a cool, dry, dark place.
  • To serve, steam the pudding again.
  • Turn out into a hot dish.
  • Pour a little warmed brandy round the dish and light before bringing to table.
  • Dark Christmas Pudding is ready to serve.

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