Christmas cooking: the shopping list

This Sunday we will be doing our Christmas pudding….after the success of last years Christmas cake (recipe here if you want to do that again this year…anyone have good pictures of last year's cake they want to show us?) we've decided to do a traditional pudding this year. If you're up for it, join us on Sunday for the details, the following makes two puddings, one for you and one to give away. You'll need to add the following to your shopping list….

Dried fruit, a mix of currents, raisins, sultanans (the bulk of the weight) dried cranberries, apricots, prunes, mixed peel ( or not, if you're me) or what ever else you can find. The total weight needs to come to 1KG.

Grated rind each of a lemon and orange

75g blanched almonds

75g ground almonds

125g self raising flour

teasp each of nutmeg, cinnamon, mixed spice. salt

250g shredded suet or a veggie alternative

250g breadcrumbs, fresh, obviously

125g brown sugar

6 large eggs

quite a lot of brandy/rum/alcohol of choice

50g butter

250ml milk

two pudding shaped bowls and a bit of greaseproof paper, string.

See you Sunday on how to make it, it's really easy as it's mostly mixing.

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