The Royal Family share their favourite Christmas pudding recipe


The Royal Family Instagram account has shared it's favourite recipe for Christmas pudding.ย 

Writing on Instagram they said: "Today is Stir-up Sunday: traditionally the day when home cooks โ€˜stir upโ€™ their Christmas pudding mixture on the Sunday before the Advent season - and the countdown to Christmas - begins."

"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 recipe will make two 1kg puddings. Ingredients as follows:"

๐Ÿ‡ 250g raisins
๐Ÿ‡ 250g currants
๐Ÿ‡ 185g sultanas
๐ŸŠ 150g mixed peel
๐Ÿงˆ 250g suet or vegetarian suet
๐Ÿž 250g breadcrumbs
๐ŸŒพ 90g flour
๐ŸŽ„12g mixed spice
๐Ÿฅš 2 whole eggs
๐Ÿฌ180g demerara sugar
๐Ÿบ 275ml beer
๐Ÿน 40ml dark rum
๐Ÿฅƒ 40ml brandy

If you donโ€™t want to use alcohol, you can substitute for orange juice or cold tea.
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 flambรฉ and serve with brandy sauce and cream.