Christmas Pudding

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recipe by Garreth O'Mahony

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    6hrs 45mins
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Christmas pudding Irish style. Serve with hot custard or brandy butter or fresh cream with a little baileys cream whisked in

recipe updated Feb 7, 2020


  • Raisins icon
    100g (about ½ cup)
  • Sultanas icon
    100g (about ¾ cup)
  • Currants icon
    100g (about 1 cup)
  • Dried apricots icon
    Dried apricots
    70g (about 4¼)
  • Prunes icon
    70g (about ½ cup)
  • Dried cranberries icon
    Dried cranberries
    70g (about ¾ cup)
  • Dried cherries icon
    Dried cherries
    60g (about ½ cup)
  • Candied citrus peel icon
    Candied citrus peel
    60g (about ½ cup)
  • Whiskey icon
    ½ milliliter (0ml)
  • Stout icon
    250ml (250ml)
  • Orange icon
    x ½ (about 100g)
  • Apple icon
    1 (150g)
  • Butter icon
    225g (about 1 cup)
  • Demerara sugar icon
    Demerara sugar
    225g (about 1⅛ cups)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    115g (about 1 cup)
  • Egg icon
    4 (200g)
  • Breadcrumbs icon
    225g (about 5 cups)
  • Mixed spice icon
    Mixed spice
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Nutmeg icon
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Ginger icon
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    about ½ tsp (2g)


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  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
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  • kCook icon Heatproof bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Add raisins, sultanas, currants, dried apricots, prunes, dried cranberries, dried cherries, candied citrus peel, whiskey, stout, orange and apple to a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Mix until combined
  3. Add butter and demerara sugar to a clean large mixing bowl
  4. Cream until light and fluffy
  5. Add all purpose flour and egg to the large mixing bowl
  6. Mix until combined
  7. Add breadcrumbs and egg to the large mixing bowl
  8. Mix until combined
  9. Add all purpose flour and egg to the large mixing bowl
  10. Mix until combined
  11. Add breadcrumbs, egg, mixed spice, nutmeg, ginger and baking powder to the large mixing bowl
  12. Mix until combined
  13. Transfer fruit to large mixing bowl
  14. Mix until combined
  15. Prepare a clean heatproof bowl
  16. Transfer content of large mixing bowl to heatproof bowl
  17. Cover firmly
  18. Boil and let cool - 6 hr, medium heat
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