Light Christmas pudding

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 210 mins
Light Christmas pudding

75g self Raising Flour
175g light Brown Sugar
175g margarine
3 eggs, lightly beaten
½ tsp Goodall’s mixed Spice

¼ tsp Goodall’s ground cinnamon

¼ tsp Goodall’s ground nutmeg
500g packet luxury fruit
1 apple (peeled and grated)
100g packet ground almonds
175g/6oz breadcrumbs
1 bottle stout (1/2 pint)

Cream margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy.

Add the lightly beaten eggs and mix well.

Stir in the sieved flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and mixed spice.

Then, add the fruit mix, grated apple and ground almonds and combine well.

Finally, add the breadcrumbs and bottle of stout.

Stir well, cover loosely and leave to stand overnight. Transfer to a 3 pint greased pudding bowl. Stand the basin on an upturned ramekin in a large saucepan. Pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up the side of the basin and bring to a simmer. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and simmer over a low heat for 5 hours, checking the water level every 30 minutes or so and topping up with boiling water as needed.

Chef’s tip:

The quantities may be doubled if more than one pudding is required.

Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
210 minutes

Main ingredients
Flour, Fruit

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Dessert, Entertaining, Family Dinners

Level of Difficulty

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