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Christmas Pudding
6th Dec 2012

Palmers Favourite Christmas Recipes – 2

Make yourself a Palmers Pud! Christmas isn't complete without a gloriously booze-soaked Christmas pudding. We've got all the tools you need to make the perfect pud, so why not have a look at our kitchen range and try out our trusty Christmas pudding recipe below?

Ingredients:
350g sultanas
350g raisins
150g dried figs
125g mixed candied peel (chopped)
100g dried apricots (chopped)
75g glace cherries (halved)
150ml brandy
2 apples (grated)
juice of 2 oranges (plus zest)
6 eggs
250g shredded suet
350g soft muscovado sugar
250g fresh breadcrumbs
175g self-raising flour
1tsp mixed spice

Method:
Soak the sultanas, raisins, figs, peel, apricots and cherries in the brandy overnight. The liquid won't cover the fruit, but just give it a good stir now and again.

Mix the grated apples, orange juice and zest, beaten eggs, suet, sugar and breadcrumbs and flour in a very large mixing bowl. Stir in the soaked fruit and the spice. 

Divide the mixture between 2 x 1.5L plastic pudding basins. Cover with greaseproof paper.

Pop the lids on the basins and steam for 3.5 hours. Allow the puddings to cool then remove the paper and store in a cool, dry place till Christmas.

To reheat simply steam the puddings for a further 3.5 hours. Turn out and flame with brandy - voila!

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