Christmas pudding recipe: How to make the best Christmas pudding this festive ...

CHRISTMAS pudding is a festive tradition that dates back to the 14th century. It is made using currants, prunes, wines and spices but how can you make one at home?

PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 04:01, Sun, Nov 1, 2020

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Christmas is just around the corner and a huge part of the festive season involves delicious foods like Christmas puddings and mince pies. Traditionally, a Christmas pudding was made with beef and mutton with raisins and was eaten as a fasting meal in preparation for the Christmas festivities. Nowadays. There are many different ways you can make it but here is the tastiest and easiest recipe to do at home.

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Christmas is less than two months away, which means many will start to think about the big day and what food they will be baking in preparation.

With celebrations likely to be smaller this year, a Christmas pudding is perfect to make as it has a long shelf life.

When stored correctly, a Christmas pudding can keep for up to two years.

Christmas pudding is often set on fire at the dinner table because it’s said that flaming brandy represents the Passion of Christ and traditionally there were 13 ingredients in the pudding, said to represent Christ’s 13 disciples.

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Christmas pudding recipe: How to make the best Christmas pudding this festive seasonChristmas pudding recipe: How to make the best Christmas pudding this festive season (Image: Getty)

The preparation time for this is 20 minutes, bake time is eight hours and it serves eight peopleThe preparation time for this is 20 minutes, bake time is eight hours and it serves eight people (Image: Getty)

The preparation time for this pudding is 20 minutes, bake time is eight hours and it serves eight people.

Many people prep their Christmas pudding weeks in advance so that it has been left to set for enough time, making it super tasty.

One key tradition of any festive meal is the pudding, which can be whatever someone fancies but traditionally, this includes a Christmas pudding or mince pies.

Here is a super easy Christmas pudding recipe for the whole family to enjoy.

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INGREDIENTS

For the pudding

50g blanched almonds

2 large Bramley cooking apples

200g box candied peel (in large pieces) or all citron if you can find it

1 whole

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