Scots Christmas Pudding Recipe
A perfect Christmas pudding of raisins, apples, dates and warm flavors like cinnamon, ginger, honey, a dash of rum etc.
- Total Cook Time 55 mins
- Prep Time 10 mins
- Cook Time 45 mins
- Recipe Servings4
Ingredients of Scots Christmas Pudding
- 100 gm flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/4 tsp ginger powder
- 1 tsp of nutmeg
- 100 gm fresh bread crumbs
- 100 gm grated gur / sugar
- 150 gm chilled butter
- 400 gm raisins
- 1 apple-peeled and sliced in small pieces
- 50 gm dates-stoned
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 2 rind of lemons, grated
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 2 eggs
- 60 ml whiskey
- 1 tsp caramel colour, burnt sugar
- To finish:
- 2 Tbsp castor sugar
- 2 Tbsp whiskey
- For the rum butter:
- 100 gm butter
- 2 tsp orange rind
- 100 gm icing sugar
- 3 Tbsp rum
- 1 Tbsp orange rind
How to Make Scots Christmas PuddingHideShow Media
Mix flour, cinnamon powder, ginger powder and nutmeg.
Stir in breadcrumbs & the sugar.
Rub butter into flour with fingertips.
Now add the raisins, apple, dates, honey, lemon rind, lemon juice, 2 eggs, whiskey, and caramel color to darken.
Mix all well to form a smooth batter.
Pour the batter into oiled pudding tins. Cover with butter paper and tie with some foil. Cook in a pressure cooker for 30-40 minutes or till puddings are firm to touch.
When cool place in an airtight box and store in a cool place.
While serving, turn out onto a warm platter, sprinkle some castor sugar and flambe with whisky. Flambe is a type of gl;aze done on cake sand puddings. For this just heat a little whisky in a spoon and as it bursts into flames pour over the dessert.
For the rum butter:
Beat the sugar and butter with the rind until soft.
Gradually beat in rum & orange rind to flavor.
Chill well before serving with the hot pudding.