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  • Leela 22 Nov 2005 21:42:03 485 posts
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    I had a good recipe for a Christmas pudding from a magazine last year and guess what.. yes, I've lost it!
    I think it was from BBC Good Homes Christmas special or Ideal Home Christmas Special and it was a traditional recipe.

    So... please post your best Christmas Pudding recipes here in the hope that one of them is "the one"!

    ta very much :-D
  • nelsona 22 Nov 2005 21:47:08 567 posts
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    My recipe is:

    1) Go home
    2) Eat lemon meringue pie that my mam makes
    3) Sit on settee and fall asleep...
  • Teeth 22 Nov 2005 21:48:47 7,987 posts
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    I've never tried, nor have ever seen anyone else attempt to make a christmas pudding. Over the years I've come to enjoy the taste of the stuff, so I can only imagine that a home-made version would be just marvellous. Good luck!
  • Leela 22 Nov 2005 21:48:52 485 posts
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    k.o.t.i wrote:

    Trust me, this is the best recipe you're gonna get on here.


    I realise that! but maybe, somewhere, someone may be hording a recipe!

    Ask your mums! Grans! Great Grans?

    edit: can't quote properly!

    Edited by Leela at 21:59:14 22-11-2005
  • Leela 22 Nov 2005 21:51:23 485 posts
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    Teeth wrote:
    I've never tried, nor have ever seen anyone else attempt to make a christmas pudding. Over the years I've come to enjoy the taste of the stuff, so I can only imagine that a home-made version would be just marvellous. Good luck!

    Thanks for the good luck!
    This Sunday is Stir Up Sunday when you're traditionally supposed to make the puddings. Each family member is supposed to give the puddings a stir and make a wish.
    Last year was the first time we tried making our own and they were such as success, we wanted to do the same this year.
  • Teeth 22 Nov 2005 21:52:52 7,987 posts
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    At a guess I'd say get all the ingredients of mincemeat, add a bunch of... I dunno. Suet. Couscous? OK OK, just flour then. Or something. And cook it up for like... ages. And add sugar... and don't forget the cinnamon.
  • nelsona 22 Nov 2005 21:54:50 567 posts
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    Mrs Beeton
  • Teeth 22 Nov 2005 21:56:15 7,987 posts
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    /whips out sewing kit
  • souljah 22 Nov 2005 21:59:09 4,701 posts
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    Dont you stick it in a pressure cooker for like a month wrapped in a pillow case and then cover it in the stomach lining of a cow?
  • Leela 22 Nov 2005 22:06:14 485 posts
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    The Mrs Beeton's recipes are close, am trying to find one with these ingredients (dragged up from last's year's memory)
    ground mace
    apples
    the usual dried fruit
    brandy

    Otto - I might have a go at the advent calendar fun! Have no kids, but I do have a husband ;)
  • Twinkle 23 Nov 2005 08:08:53 542 posts
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    Any of these?

    Waitrose
    Delia Traditional Christmas Pud
    Delia Light Christmas Pud
  • boo 23 Nov 2005 08:30:40 11,846 posts
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    The best recipe by miles for Christmas pud is my Great-grandmothers which has been in our family since 1902.

    It r0XX0rs in an Xmas pud stylee!

    I shall dig my copy out tonight and post.

    Be warned. It needs to be steamed for 12 hours when you make it!!! Put a day aside.

    And then another hour and a half when you actually eat the thing.

    But it's the bestest thing evar!

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  • Leela 23 Nov 2005 10:37:06 485 posts
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    Thanks Twinkle, I like the Waitrose one.

    And thank you Boo!!
  • StarchildHypocrethes 23 Nov 2005 10:39:00 26,144 posts
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    Just don't use orange peel in it. It's Satan's version of the orange bits in vomit.
  • boo 23 Nov 2005 10:55:43 11,846 posts
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    Mixed Peel! Bleargh!
    Second only to Marzipan in the 'Most disgusting foodstuffs ever' category.

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  • Leela 23 Nov 2005 10:56:39 485 posts
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    no no nooo! marzipan is yummy :-P
  • darkmorgado 23 Nov 2005 10:57:18 15,566 posts
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    boo wrote:
    Mixed Peel! Bleargh!
    Second only to Marzipan in the 'Most disgusting foodstuffs ever' category.

    Mixed peel - bleeeergh
    Marzipan - ok if very thin
    Most evil foodstuff ever - quite clearly COLESLAW!

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  • FairgroundTown 23 Nov 2005 11:07:09 2,522 posts
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    otto wrote:
    My gran used to make them. But she took her recipe to the grave. :/
    Couldn't we exume her and get them back?

    / Apologises

    / Leaves
  • boo 23 Nov 2005 11:14:07 11,846 posts
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    Fozzie_bear wrote:
    Most evil foodstuff ever - quite clearly COLESLAW!

    ????

    Rough chop some white cabbage. Dice a sweet white (oso) onion, grate some peeled carrot, chuck in a bowl and stir in several large spoonfuls of Hellmans Mayonnaise.

    Waiting for other parts of meal to be ready before scoffing the lot - optional.

    Substituting grated cheese for the carrot also r0XX0Rs.

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  • jellyhead 23 Nov 2005 11:15:21 24,350 posts
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    Nope, Mayonnaise is The Devils Own Jism.

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  • Leela 23 Nov 2005 11:45:07 485 posts
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    yeah, I think Mayo is yukky!
    Salad cream r0x0rz
  • Leela 27 Nov 2005 16:00:21 485 posts
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    well, we ended up freestyling the Chrissy puds and they're now steaming away... fingers crossed!
  • Leela 29 Nov 2005 11:30:49 485 posts
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    Mmmmm.... I lurve the chrissy puds,
    my recipe I used in the end was:

    (can't remember all the amounts)
    225g suet
    some plain flour & some SR flour
    mix of muscovado sugar & soft brown sugar
    tablespoon black treacle
    sprinkle mace
    1/2 tsp nutmeg
    1 tsp allspice
    splash of milk
    grated cooking apple (1)
    1 orange (zest & juice)
    1 lemon (zest & juice)
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    500g raisins
    500g saltanas
    250g currants
    250g chopped dates
    125g chopped mixed nuts
    and a long slug of Brandy

    think that was everything! we steamed for 4 hours.
  • darkmorgado 29 Nov 2005 11:32:26 15,566 posts
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    otto wrote:
    I went for 200g suet, 200g breadcrumbs, 250g plain flour; about 750g assorted dried fruit (apricots, figs, sultanas, raisins, cranberries) and chopped almonds; zest and juice of one lemon and one orange; 150g brown sugar; three egg yolks; a glass of brandy; a small glass of milk; salt, cinnamon, ginger, allspice. A pound coin in one and a loonie in the other (that's a Canadian dollar to you). I think that was it. Left it to soak overnight then into the pudding basins and six hours steaming. Delighted with how they turned out if I say so myself. :)

    Proof that the pound is better than the euro!

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  • Bill-Gates-is-Evil 29 Nov 2005 11:34:34 8,934 posts
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    is that a GIRL?!
  • Leela 29 Nov 2005 11:37:57 485 posts
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    Bill Gates is Evil wrote:
    is that a GIRL?!
    who, what, where?
  • Bill-Gates-is-Evil 29 Nov 2005 11:42:08 8,934 posts
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    Leela wrote:
    Bill Gates is Evil wrote:
    is that a GIRL?!
    who, what, where?

    nevermind, I just saw pudding recipes but soon after realized it was just otto.
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