Recipe: Little Christmas Puddings

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These light and fruity puddings that can be cooked in small bowls or teacups are ideal for individual servings or as presents for elderly or single people


  • 8 oz. (225g) raisins
  • 8 oz. (225g) fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 8 oz. (225g) shredded suet
  • 6 oz. (150g) currants
  • 6 oz. (150g) sultanas
  • 6 oz. (150g) mixed peel
  • 6 oz. (150g) glace cherries, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of brandy
  • quarter pint (140ml) stout
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • quarter teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 3 oz. (75g) flaked almonds
  • butter, for greasing
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Put the sultanas, raisins, peel, breadcrumbs, cinnamon, cherries, almonds, nutmeg, currants and suet into a large bowl and mix well
    2. Add the stout, brandy and eggs and mix again
    3. Grease 8 small bowls or teacups and divide the mixture between them
    4. Cover each individual bowl or teacup with foil
    5. Put the bowls or cups in a roasting tin and add enough water to come half way up the cups
    6. Cook for 2 hours at 325F, Gas Mark 3, 170C
    7. To freeze, cool seal and label, then use within 6 months
    8. To serve now cook for a further 1 hour


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