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Easy Christmas Pudding Recipe :The Best Plum Pudding Recipe

This Easy Christmas Pudding recipe will help you make the Best Moist Christmas Pudding in the easiest way possible.

A Christmas Pudding is also known as Plum Pudding and Figgy Pudding! 

Traditional Christmas Pudding is made with animal fat called “Suet” which is not used this Easy Christmas Pudding Recipe.We use butter instead of suet in this plum pudding recipe.

A traditional Plum pudding made with suet need to get reheated before serving.But this Christmas pudding made with butter, does not necessarily need that step.If you want to serve it hot we can just warm it up before serving.

Easy Christmas pudding recipe

What you will love about this Easy Christmas Pudding Recipe

  • It is so easy to make.We can make this “dry fruit” rich, plum pudding batter in about 6-8 minutes.

Just mix all the ingredients together in a bowl to make this christmas pudding batter.

  • We can make this plum pudding ahead of time and the flavors get better over time.
  • This plum pudding can be made with or without adding rum or alcohol.

If you want to add rum, you can add 3 tablespoons of rum into this same christmas pudding batter.

You don’t need to make any alteration to this Christmas pudding recipe or change or adjust any other ingredients.

  • The actual hands on time that we need to make this plum pudding or figgy pudding is less than 10 minutes.

Prior to making the Christmas pudding, to make everything easy, we need to bring in all the ingredients on the table before starting to make the pudding batter.

Plum Pudding Ingredients

  1. Butter: 125 g or 1 stick or 1/2 cup +1 tbsp
  2. Soft dark or light brown sugar: 110g or 1/2 cup
  3. Mollasses /if you don’t have molasses you can use brown sugar : 1 tbsp or 20g
  4. Eggs : 2
  5. Dried mixed fruit: 375-425g(you can use dry fruits of your choice and can choose candied peels or glazed cherries or nuts according to your preference)
  6. Ground Mix spices: 1 tsp or 2.7 g
  7. Cinnamon powder:1 tsp or 2.7g
  8. Vanilla Sugar or Extract (optional):1/2 tsp
  9. Zest of 1 Orange
  10. Bread Crumbs:100g or approximately 2 cups loosely packed
  11. Plain flour: 50 g 1/2 cup -2 tbsp

“Ground Mix Spices” is a mix of powdered nutmeg, cardamom, cloves and dry ginger.

Dried fruits I used in this recipe;

Raisins+Currants:100g

Cranberries :100g

Prunes or dry plumes:125 g

Dried Cherries :100g

How to make moist Christmas Pudding

We can make this moist Plum Pudding in Three simple steps

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl
  2. Transfer the pudding mix to the Pudding Mold
  3. Steam the Christmas pudding

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl

In to a bowl, just add in the softened butter and brown sugar.

Cream them together using a spoon or spatula.

Add the mollasses and eggs.

Stir and combine.

The batter may get curdled at this point.Thats okay ,its because of the difference in the proportion of fat and liquid.And its more obvious when we happen to use cold butter and cold eggs.

So it better to use ingredients at room temperature.

Now lets add in the flavors of Christmas pudding.

Add in the zest of 1 large oranges teaspoon of cinnamon powder and a teaspoon of “ground all spices”.To enghance the fruity flavor of plum pudding I have also added 1/2 teaspoon vanilla sugar into it.

Add bread crumbs and flour into this and combine everything together.It will be thick and sticky.

We don’t need to use any baking powder in the English Pudding Recipe as we do in a Fruit Cake Recipe.

Transfer the pudding mix to the Pudding Mould

Generously butter your pudding mold and scoop the batter into the mould, pressing down and smoothing the top.

If we don’t butter the inside of the pudding basin properly and if we don’t wait for the pudding to cool down almost completely, we will find it difficult to demoed the plum pudding.

So grease the mould well with butter and wait for the pudding to cool down almost completely before removing it from the mould.

The pudding mould I’ve used has a capacity of 700 ml.Size :7 cm diameter on bottom,14 cm diameter on top and 10 cm height.

Slight variation in size is okay.

We can also use small pudding basins to make this steamed pudding.

The duration of steaming will vary according to the size of the mould.The bigger the pudding mould, the longer it will take to get cooked.

Take an aluminum foil and fold a pleat in the center to allow room for expansion as the pudding cooks.Trim off excess from sides.

Secure the paper by folding down the sides and tying securely with a string.

Steam the pudding

Place a small plate which works as a trivet on the bottom of the pot to prevent the pudding mold from coming in direct contact with the pot in order to prevent scorching.

Place the pudding mold into the pot.Pour in some hot water that come approximately to the half of the pudding mold. Cover the pot with the lid.

Steam the pudding over low heat for approximately 3-4 hours.  Check periodically to ensure the water level is still at the halfway point and add more water as needed.

When the pudding is done steaming, carefully lift out the pudding mold and let it sit for until the pudding is almost completely cooled.  Then invert the pudding on a plate. It will slide out easily onto the plate.

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How to Store Christmas Pudding

This Christmas pudding can be kept in a cool dry place for upto 1 week.

If you want to keep it longer, we can keep it in fridge or freezer.

After the pudding has cooled down completely, remove the parchment paper and wrap the pudding with a fresh parchment paper followed by aluminum foil. 

Store it in fridge for short term storage or in freezer for long term storage. 

Tightly wrap in two layers of plastic wrap and some aluminum foil to prevent from drying out

How to serve Christmas Pudding

This Easy Christmas Plum pudding does not necessarily need to get reheated before serving.We have not used “Suet” in this Christmas pudding and use butter instead.

But if you want to serve it hot you can reheat it by steaming or in microwave oven.

You can serve it with a dusting of confectioner’s sugar, some whipped cream, brandy sauce, vanilla custard, ice cream, or lemon sauce.

Traditionally Christmas Pudding need to be reheated before serving.We can either reheat by re-steaming it for 30-60 minutes or until heated through or we can also microwave it in a microwave safe container to keep the moisture in.

And then Light the pudding on fire before serving and then serve with Brandy Butter.

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Easy Christmas Pudding Recipe :Step By Step Video

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easy christmas pudding

Easy Christmas Pudding Recipe

This Easy Christmas Pudding recipe will help you make the Best Moist Christmas Pudding in the easiest way possible.In this easy Plum pudding Recipe,We are going to make it in three simple steps.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, British
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 125 g Butter or 1 stick or 1/2 cup +1 tbsp
  • 110 g Soft dark or light brown sugar or 1/2 cup
  • 20 g Mollasses 1 tbsp (if you don’t have molasses you can use brown sugar)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 375-425 g Dried mixed fruit (you can use dry fruits of your choice and can choose candied peels or glazed cherries or nuts according to your preference)
  • 2.7 g Ground Mix spices 1 tsp
  • 2.7 g Cinnamon powder 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Sugar or Extract
  • 1 Zest of Orange
  • 100 g Bread Crumbs or approximately 2 cups loosely packed
  • 50 g Plain flour 1/2 cup -2 tbsp

Dry Fruits Used in this Easy Christmas Pudding Recipe

  • 100 g A mix of Raisins and Currants
  • 100 g Dried Cranberries
  • 100 g Dried Cherries
  • 125 g Dried Plumes or Prunes

Mix Spices Used in this Easy Christmas Pudding Recipe

  • Nutmeg,Cloves,Cardamom,Dry ginger

Instructions
 

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl

  • In to a bowl, just add in the softened butter and brown sugar.
    Cream them together using a spoon or spatula.
    Add the mollasses and eggs.
    Stir and combine.
    The batter may get curdled at this point.Thats okay ,its because of the difference in the proportion of fat and liquid.And its more obvious when we happen to use cold butter and cold eggs.
    So it better to use ingredients at room temperature.
    Now lets add in the flavors of Christmas pudding.
    Add in the zest of 1 large oranges teaspoon of cinnamon powder and a teaspoon of “ground mix spices”.To enghance the fruity flavor of plum pudding I have also added 1/2 teaspoon vanilla sugar into it.
    Add bread crumbs and flour into this and combine everything together.It will be thick and sticky.

Transfer the pudding mix to the Pudding Mould

  • Generously butter your pudding mold and scoop the batter into the mould, pressing down and smoothing the top.
    If we don’t butter the inside of the pudding basin properly and if we don’t wait for the pudding to cool down almost completely, we will find it difficult to demoed the plum pudding.
    So grease the mould well with butter and wait for the pudding to cool down almost completely before removing it from the mould.
    The pudding mould I’ve used has a capacity of 700 ml.Size :7 cm diameter on bottom,14 cm diameter on top and 10 cm height.
    Slight variation in size is okay.
    We can also use small pudding basins to make this steamed pudding.
    The duration of steaming will vary according to the size of the mould.The bigger the pudding mould, the longer it will take to get cooked.
    Take an aluminum foil and fold a pleat in the center to allow room for expansion as the pudding cooks.Trim off excess from sides.
    Secure the paper by folding down the sides and tying securely with a string.

Steam the Christmas pudding

  • Place a small plate which works as a trivet on the bottom of the pot to prevent the pudding mold from coming in direct contact with the pot in order to prevent scorching.
    Place the pudding mold into the pot.Pour in some hot water that come approximately to the half of the pudding mold. Cover the pot with the lid.
    Steam the pudding over low heat for approximately 3-4 hours.  Check periodically to ensure the water level is still at the halfway point and add more water as needed.
    When the pudding is done steaming, carefully lift out the pudding mold and let it sit for until the pudding is almost completely cooled. 
    Then invert the pudding on a plate. It will slide out easily onto the plate.
  • Enjoy Christmas pudding with some icecream ,custard cream or brandy butter

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