Christmas pudding

Dried fruit, pecans, ginger, rosemary, Bourbon & golden syrup

Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding

Serves 8
Cooks In4H 30M
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories 627 31%
  • Fat 33.8g 48%
  • Saturates 11.4g 57%
  • Sugars 49.6g 55%
  • Salt 0.3g 5%
  • Protein 7.8g 16%
  • Carbs 74g 28%
  • Fibre 5g -
Of an adult's reference intake
Recipe From

Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook

By Jamie Oliver
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Ingredients

  • unsalted butter , for greasing
  • 150 g Medjool dates
  • 150 g dried apricots
  • 150 g pecan nuts
  • 75 g crystallized ginger
  • 1 small sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 150 g dried cranberries
  • 150 g raisins
  • 150 g suet
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 75 g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 200 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 1 clementine
  • golden syrup
  • barrel-aged Bourbon
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Recipe From

Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook

By Jamie Oliver
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Method

  1. Grease a 1.5 litre pudding bowl with butter.
  2. Destone your dates, then, by hand or in a food processor, finely chop the flesh with the apricots, pecans, ginger and rosemary leaves. Place it all in a mixing bowl with the cranberries, raisins, suet, flour, breadcrumbs and milk. Crack in the egg, finely grate in the clementine zest, squeeze in the juice and mix it all together really well.
  3. Tip the mixture into the greased bowl and cover with a single layer of greaseproof paper and a double layer of tin foil. Tie a piece of string around the bowl to secure them in place and make it watertight, then sit it in a large, deep saucepan and pour in enough water to come halfway up the sides of the bowl.
  4. Bring the water to the boil, cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid, and reduce to a simmer for 4 hours. Check the water regularly, and keep topping it up with boiling water, if needed.
  5. When the time’s up, lift out the bowl, remove the foil and paper, then carefully turn the pudding out on to a plate ready to serve, or leave to cool and reheat just before you need it.
  6. You can either drizzle it with golden syrup and a swig of Bourbon – gorgeous – or be a bit more flamboyant and gently heat a good few swigs of Bourbon just to warm it, then strike a match to the pan (stand back!), let it flame, and carefully pour it over your pudding.
  7. Present it to your guests and sing some Christmassy songs, then when the flame subsides drizzle with golden syrup. Serve with cream, custard or even ice cream.

Tips

LOVE YOUR LEFTOVERS
Cold leftovers are delicious with a slice of British cheese, such as Lancashire, or in a Christmas sundae.

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