Myrtle Allen's Christmas Pudding

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recipe by Suvi Coffey

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    9hrs 20mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    8
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    793

Traditional steamed Christmas pudding. I've adapted the Ballymaloe recipe to accommodate vegetarians. The original Myrtle recipe calls for suet instead of butter. You can use either.

recipe updated Oct 9, 2018

Ingredients

  • Breadcrumbs icon
    Breadcrumbs
    198g
  • Caster sugar icon
    Caster sugar
    170g
  • Pastry flour icon
    Pastry flour
    23g
  • Mixed spice icon
    Mixed spice
    5g
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    1g
  • Sultanas icon
    Sultanas
    227g
  • Currants icon
    Currants
    57g
  • Raisins icon
    Raisins
    170g
  • Candied citrus peel icon
    Candied citrus peel
    113g
  • Butter icon
    Butter
    170g
  • Egg icon
    Egg
    150g
  • Cooking apple icon
    Cooking apple
    150g
  • Irish whiskey icon
    Irish whiskey
    60ml

Tools

  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Get a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Add breadcrumbs
  3. Add caster sugar
  4. Add pastry flour
  5. Add mixed spice
  6. Add salt
  7. Add sultanas
  8. Add currants
  9. Add raisins
  10. Add chopped candied citrus peel
  11. Mix until well combined
  12. Add cold, grated butter
  13. Get a clean medium bowl
  14. Add beaten egg
  15. Add cooked, peeled, cored cooking apple
  16. Add irish whiskey
  17. Transfer egg mixture to batter
  18. Mix until well combined
  19. Transfer batter to small bowl
  20. Cover with parchment paper
  21. Steam - 8 hr
  22. Store in plastic container
  23. Steam - 1 hr
  24. Serve
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