Christmas Pudding Recipe with Food Sorcery
Stir Up Sunday falls on 22nd November this year and is the last Sunday before the Christmas count down begins. Oh you’ve missed it? Us too… Oops.
Never mind though, this Christmas pudding recipe will work whenever you get around to it. It’s better to make in advance if you can so the flavours have a chance to blends and mature, but if you’re only reading this a couple of days before the big event and you’re thinking OH HECK, you don’t need to worry. You’ll still have a good, fruity, sticky pudding on your hands (or rather, in your mouth).
They also make great presents if you’re taking a break from buying this year, so could make one or two extras to give away. This recipe by the talented bunch at Food Sorcery is loaded with delicious pieces of fruit as well as a jot of brandy, which should win over even the harshest critics.
- 1½ x 411g jars luxury mincemeat
- Grated zest of 1 large orange chopped
- 2 tbsp brandy
- 50g self-raising flour
- 1 tsp mixed spice
- 50g fresh white breadcrumbs
- 1 egg, beaten
Parchment paper and string, and if you’re giving one as a gift you’ll need tissue paper and wrapping string.
1. Generously grease your pudding bowl and cut a circle of parchment paper big enough to cover the basin at least half-way down.
2. Empty mincemeat jars into a bowl.
3. Add chopped orange zest, beaten eggs, brandy, all spice, breadcrumbs and flour.
4. This is the chance to get the family involved to stir up and make a wish!
5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared dishes and cover with a layer of parchment paper tied with string.
6. Put the pudding dish in a large, deep pan, and pour in water until it comes halfway up the side of the pudding bowl. Cover and steam for 3 hours at 180*. Alternatively, cover loosely with greaseproof paper and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes.
7. Once cooled wrap as gifts and store in a cool dry place.
On Christmas day microwave on high for 8-10 minutes. Turn the pudding onto a serving plate, add a sprig of rosemary or holly.
To flame, warm some brandy or rum in a small pan or on a spoon, pour it over the hot pudding and set light to it.
About Food Sorcery
Who doesn’t love good food? Well Food Sorcery certainly does! Their purpose-built cookery school is a place where everyone can enjoy everything from hands-on cookery classes and team-building events, to informative nutrition courses and barista training that will get your mouths watering. Based in Manchester, this award-winning school is run by a team of talented chefs who successfully blend learning with sociable atmospheres to create something fun and tasty.