Mrs Upton’s Christmas Pudding recipe

Traditional Christmas pudding

Traditional Christmas pudding - Credit: Archant

Mrs Upton’s Christmas Pudding, as served in The Olde Spot Bistro, Roaming Roosters

Ingredients:

2 eggs

1 grated carrot

8oz raisins

4oz plain flour

4oz suet

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4oz brown sugar

4oz grated apple

4oz mixed peel

4oz currants

4oz sultanas

2oz breadcrumbs

2oz chopped prunes

1tsp mixed spice

1tsp cinnamon

1tsp Nutmeg

1 orange, zest

1 tbsp black treacle

½ lemon -zest + juice

¼ pint dark beer

Method

Mix all of the dried fruit with sugar, grated carrot, grated apple and dark beer and leave to soak for 24 hours.

After 24 hours mix all of the dry ingredients together

Whisk together the eggs, treacle, lemon and orange zest, and juice.

Mix all three sets of ingredients together thoroughly

Put in a 1 1/2 lb basin, and seal with a lid, or parchment and foil.

Steam the pudding for 4-6 hours.

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