Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Christmas puddings

Last week I attempted to make some mini Christmas puddings. I know they should have been made by/on Stir Up Sunday (end of November; week before Advent begins) but didn't get round to it. I found the recipe online at
There were LOTS of ingredients, which seemed to take forever to prepare! Here are some piccies....

Soak the dried fruit and orange zest in orange juice and alcohol.

Chop the pecans, mix with the already chopped almonds, then toast. I burnt the first batch and had to do it again!

Beat the eggs.

Flour and mixed spice.

Fresh breadcrumbs.

The recipe said 'molasses sugar'. Wasn't sure I knew what that was so used black treacle instead.

Add grated carrot to the dried fruit mix.

Now the fun begins! Cream butter and treacle then add eggs, flour and mixed spice. Mix all the rest in and hope your bowl is big enough!!

Spoon into your prepared basins.

Place in baking tray and pour boiling water in, then cover all with foil and into the oven for 2 and a half hours.

All done. Now take out of basins, wrap in foil, and store till Christmas. They smelled delicious while cooking. Hope they taste good!


  1. The Christmas puds were absolutely out of this world (yum yum).Thank you SO much xxx

  2. Glad you enjoyed it, Mum! x x x