Rogers’ Family Christmas Recipe – Christmas Pudding
Follow the recipe below to make two 1.2 litre puddings – they’re a tasty way to complete your Christmas lunch. Devon is known for its tasty treats, as well as being the ideal location in which to spend Christmas with your loved ones. Luckily Langstone offers the best of both – read on to find out more.
With Christmas just around the corner, we thought it was the perfect time to share a quick and simple pud recipe, from our family to yours. The prep is complete overnight, and doesn’t take forever to cook – a real lifesaver!
To start you’ll need two 1.2 litre pudding basins, as well as:
900g mixed dried fruit
1 large orange
225g softened butter
225g dark brown sugar
4 beaten large eggs
110g self-raising flour
85g chopped nuts
1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1 heaped tsp cinnamon
Place the dried fruit into a large bowl and pour over your brandy.
Add the grated orange then pour over the orange juice. Mix together until well combined. Cover this bowl with cling film and leave overnight.
Now you’re ready for part two! Lightly grease two 1.2 litre pudding basins with some melted butter and place a disc of greaseproof paper into each base.
Cream together your softened butter and sugar until they turn pale and fluffy in consistency – if you use an electric whisk it will only take five minutes, but we understand that some people prefer to do it by hand!
Once that step is complete, you want to whisk in your beaten eggs, but not all at once. Do this a little at a time, incorporating each into the batter well. To this new mix, add the fruit and juice you left overnight, and stir well before finishing with flour, breadcrumbs, nuts and spices. Go gently – this mix is delicate. Incorporate them all together.
Spoon into the prepared pudding basins and cover with a double layer of greaseproof paper – don’t forget a single sheet of aluminium foil. Tie with string if you wish.
Steam both puddings for four hours and then they are ready to serve. Add a splash of brandy and carefully set alight. Grab you fork, add your thick cream and cherries, then enjoy!
If you don’t fancy tackling the pud yourself (and we can’t say we blame you, they always taste better when someone else has made it!) then why not join us at the hotel for one of our delicious festive lunches? Relax in our welcoming hotel and we will take care of everything – you can see our full festive offering here. Don’t forget, we’re responsible for some of the best Christmas events Devon has to offer as well…
We look forward to welcoming you to a very Langstone Christmas lunch. Devon is nothing short of picturesque during winter – contact us today and we’ll help you make lasting memories this Christmas.