Christmas pudding with brandy butter

Christmas pudding with brandy butter

Christmas pudding with brandy butter

  • Dessert
  • medium
  • 8
  • 6 hours 30 minutes, plus 1 week maturing time

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1
To prepare the pudding mix, sift the flour into a bowl and combine with the breadcrumbs, suet, almonds, sugar and spices
  • 115g of self-raising flour
  • 110g of white breadcrumbs
  • 110g of suet
  • 50g of nibbed almonds
  • 250g of soft brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
2
Remove the stones from the dates, chop the flesh and combine with the remaining fruits. Add to the flour mixture and mix well
  • 90g of dates, stones removed
  • 125g of raisins
  • 125g of sultanas
  • 125g of currants
  • 25g of mixed peel
  • 1 Bramley apple, peeled and grated
  • 1 orange, juiced and zested
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
3
Whisk the eggs together and add to the pudding mixture with the rum, brandy, Guinness and golden syrup. Stir thoroughly to combine
  • 3 eggs
  • 75ml of rum
  • 75ml of brandy
  • 75ml of Guinness
  • 100g of golden syrup
4
Leave the mix in the fridge for 1 week to develop its flavour. During this time, taste the mixture occasionally - more spices or alcohol can be added if required
5
To cook the pudding, butter and flour a pudding basin, then fill it 3/4 of the way up the side with the mixture. Place a circle of parchment paper on top of the mixture, cover the basin with tin foil and seal tightly
6
Place in a steamer and steam the pudding for 4 hours. Once cooked, allow to cool and store tightly wrapped in the fridge or a cool place until required. To reheat the puddings, return to the steamer and steam for a further 2 hours
7
To prepare the brandy butter, add the butter to a large bowl and allow to soften. Once soft enough to beat, whisk the butter until light and creamy
  • 100g of unsalted butter, softened
8
Add the icing sugar and beat again until all of the sugar is mixed in, then whisk in the brandy, tasting to achieve the right balance of sweetness and alcohol. Store the butter in the fridge until required
  • brandy to taste
  • 225g of icing sugar
9
Serve the reheated Christmas pudding with a good dollop of brandy butter or some cream. If desired, turn down the lights, splash some more brandy over the hot pudding and set it alight!
  • 200ml of double cream
  • brandy

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Christmas pudding

Brandy butter

To plate

  • 200ml of double cream
  • brandy

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