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Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding

To wow your guests at Christmas, warm a ladleful of brandy over direct heat, and as soon as the brandy is hot ask someone to set light to it. Place the ladle, now gently flaming, on top of the pudding-but don't pour it over until you reach the table. When you do, pour it over the sides and all, and watch it flame. Your guests will be very impressed!

  • -Serves
  • 380Mins

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1. Beat the sugar and butter to a cream.

2. Add flour and breadcrumbs alternately with the beaten eggs.

3. Add all of the dry ingredients and stir in the stout, whiskey and orange juice.

4. Put the mixture into a well-greased 2 litre pudding bowl.

5. Cover with greaseproof paper and layer of tinfoil and tie down securely.

6. Sit bowl into a large pot of boiling water, cover with lid and steam for six hours. Top up with boiling water regularly.

7. Allow to cool in bowl overnight.


  1. 630g of Gem Christmas Pudding Fruit Mix
  2. 225g of Breadcrumbs
  3. 225g of butter or margarine
  4. 225g of Gem Demerara Sugar
  5. 115g of Gem Flour
  6. 1 apple (grated)
  7. 4 Eggs
  8. 250ml of Stout
  9. 1/2 orange rind and juice
  10. 1/2 teaspoon of mixed spice
  11. 100ml of whiskey
  12. 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg or cinnamon
  13. 1 teaspoon of ginger
  14. 1/2 teaspoon of Gem Baking Powder

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