Cornish Recipes > Cornish Christmas Pudding

How to make Cornish Christmas pudding:
An exceptionally rich and delicious traditional Christmas pudding from Cornwall.


2 cups flour
2 cups breadcrumbs
2 cups suet
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups sultanas
1 cup raisins
2 cups candied peel
1/2 cup orange marmalade
1 1/2 cups currants
1/2 cup blanched, chopped almonds
1/2 cup glace cherries
grated rind of 2 lemons
juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon mixed spices
1 teaspoon salt
6 large eggs
1 glass of Stout
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Mix all the ingredients together, omitting the stout and bicarbonate of soda.
- Cover and leave overnight.
- Next day mix again thoroughly.
- Put the stout and the bicarbonate of soda into a saucepan and heat until it froths up.
- Add to the other ingredients to make a stiff mixture.
- Put into well-greased basins (enough for about three 2-pint pudding basins).
- Steam for 8 hours and then on Christmas Day steam for a further 2 hours.
- Serve with clotted cream.