Christmas Pudding / Christmas Plum Pudding | How to make Christmas Pudding / Christmas Plum Pudding

By Amrita Iyer  |  25th Dec 2016  |  
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  • Christmas Pudding / Christmas Plum Pudding, How to make Christmas Pudding / Christmas Plum Pudding
Christmas Pudding / Christmas Plum Puddingby Amrita Iyer
  • Prep Time

    30

    mins
  • Cook Time

    3

    Hours
  • Serves

    9

    People

76

3

About Christmas Pudding / Christmas Plum Pudding Recipe

This is a very special post this year as this was one of the best conquests I made this Christmas. I made the pudding which turned our to be extremely delicious and mouthwatering!You can either buy ceramic pudding bowls from Mason Cash - they are so pretty or use stainless steel basins available easily in the market. Thanks, Nigella Lawson for the awesome recipe!Traditionally they steam the pudding for 6 - 7 hours in a normal steamer.I used the pressure cooker and it took just less than half the time.

Christmas Pudding / Christmas Plum Pudding is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Amrita Iyer teaches how to make Christmas Pudding / Christmas Plum Pudding step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Christmas Pudding / Christmas Plum Pudding in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 9 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Christmas Pudding / Christmas Plum Pudding at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Christmas Pudding / Christmas Plum Pudding takes 30 minutes for the preparation and 180 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Christmas Pudding / Christmas Plum Pudding is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Christmas Pudding / Christmas Plum Pudding is a good option for you. The flavour of Christmas Pudding / Christmas Plum Pudding is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Christmas Pudding / Christmas Plum Pudding and impress your family and friends.

Christmas Pudding / Christmas Plum Pudding

Ingredients to make Christmas Pudding / Christmas Plum Pudding

  • 400 gms mixed and soaked fruit
  • 1 apple - peeled,cored and grated
  • 1 Orange - juice extracted and zest
  • 3 tbsp Brandy,Sherry or Rum
  • 75 gms butter
  • 100 gms brown/muscovado sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 gms self raising flour/100 gms plain flour mixed with 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 40 gms breadcrumbs
  • 40 gms chopped almonds

How to make Christmas Pudding / Christmas Plum Pudding

  1. Butter the pudding basin well and keep aside.Choose a pressure cooker in which the basin fits comfortably and fill it 1/4 with water.Heat it and keep on the lowest flame.
  2. Mix the flour,breadcrumbs and mixed spice in a bowl.In another bowl beat the eggs and butter till creamy.Add the sugar and beat with a spatula till well mixed.Add the grated Apple,Orange zest and juice,liqueur,almonds and the soaked fruit.
  3. Mix well and fold in the dry ingredients.Mix well and spoon into the greased pudding basin.
  4. Cover with a double layer of aluminium foil and place in the pressure cooker.Fill upto 3/4 of the bowl with water and close lid.
  5. REMOVE THE VENT WEIGHT OF THE COOKER FOR STEAMING THE PUDDING
  6. Steam on medium heat WITHOUT THE WEIGHT for 2 hours.After 1 hour open the cooker to see the level of water and refill for the next hour.Steam for another hour.Take off heat and leave to cool.
  7. After coming to room temperature replace the double layer of aluminium foil and refrigerate till Christmas without opening the foil cover.
  8. On Christmas Day take out at least 2 hours before steaming.Steam the same way but for 1 hour and take off heat.Take the basin out of the hot water and leave it to come to room temperature.This should take 2 hours.
  9. Unmould the pudding onto a serving plate and decorate with any fruit,icing sugar,custard or eggnog cream!In keeping with the tradition pour some rum or brandy over the top and set alight!This is called flambè!
  10. Bring flaming to the table!Season's Greetings!

My Tip:

You can serve the pudding after the first steaming as well (after allowing it to cool down). But the flavours develop after storing it for some days in the refrigerator!

Reviews for Christmas Pudding / Christmas Plum Pudding (3)

Kanak Patel2 years ago

What a stunning image, love the recipe.
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Padma I2 years ago

Wow!Looks enchanting
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krishna v2 years ago

Looks divine
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