How to make the Queen's classic (and boozy) Christmas pudding

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Photo credit: WPA Pool - The CW
Photo credit: WPA Pool - The CW

If you're looking to make a scrumptious Christmas pudding fit for the Queen this year then look no further, as the royal family has shared its official recipe for the traditional festive dessert on Instagram.

The Queen's royal chefs posted a full step-by-step tutorial and breakdown of the recipe ingredients on The Royal Family's official page last week for Stir-up Sunday on 21 November – the day when the Christmas pudding mixture is traditionally stirred up before the start of Advent.

'Traditionally the day when home cooks 'stir up' their Christmas pudding mixture on the Sunday before the Advent season – and the countdown to Christmas – begins,' the Royal Family account explained in the caption.

'This year, chefs in the royal kitchens have shared their recipe for a traditional Christmas pudding. We hope that some of you enjoy making it in your own homes,' the message continued.

The official Christmas pudding recipe from the Royal Kitchens includes a mix of raisins, currants and sultanas as well as mixed peel. The traditional mixture is a tiny bit boozy too, as it contains three types of alcohol; beer, dark rum and brandy.

However, if you want an alcohol-free Christmas pudding, the recipe recommends substituting with orange juice or cold tea instead.

The recipe suggests garnishing the pudding with holly and serving with a helping of brandy sauce and cream.

'On Christmas Day, reheat your pudding in a bain-marie for 3-4 hours. Remove from the basin using a rounded knife or palette knife, flip out onto a plate, garnish or flambé and serve with brandy sauce and cream,' the tutorial adds.

Delicious!

The Queen's Christmas pudding recipe

Ingredients

Makes x2 1kg Christmas puddings

  • 50g raisins

  • 250g currants

  • 185g sultanas

  • 150g mixed peel

  • 250g suet or vegetarian suet

  • 250g breadcrumbs

  • 90g flour

  • 12g mixed spice

  • 2 whole eggs

  • 180g demerara sugar

  • 275ml beer

  • 40ml dark rum

  • 40ml brandy

Instructions

CLICK HERE For the full Christmas recipe instructions

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