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    Wartime Christmas Pudding recipe

    (Sorry the amounts are all in imperial)

    11/2 lb dried fruit ( see mincemeat recipe for my take on it)

    5oz breadcrumbs

    5oz self raising flour (farine pour gateaux)

    grated rind and juice of 1 large orange

    3 eggs

    1/4 pint milk

    4oz margerine

    4oz demerara sugar (I use the pure cane sugar here)

    1 heaped teaspoon mixed spice

    2 level teaspoons ground nutmeg

    1 level teaspoon ground cinnamon

    2 tablespoons Guinness (or other beer)

    Method

    Put all ingredients in a bowl, except margerine and beer and mix together

    Melt margerine and add to mixture with the beer

    Mix VERY well ( don’t forget anti-clockwise whilst making a wish!)

    Makes 2 puddings 1 x large and 1 x small

    Grease the two pudding basins and line the bottom with a circle of greaseproof paper, tip mixture in and smooth the top, cover with greaseproof and foil.

    Alternative methods to cook

    1) Steam for 4 hours in a conventional steamer

    2) Slow cook according to makers instructions

    3) Pressure cook  (my preferred method) pre-steam for 1/2 hr in 21/2 pints water then 11/2 hrs on low pressure, leave to cool at room temperature

    When puddings are cooked leave to cool then change the paper and foil.

    Store in a cool dry place – keeps for 1 month only (it does freeze well also)

    :-)

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    #54740

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    Butter instead of margarine?

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    Are we expecting a war?.

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    Don’t see why not Veggie – I just stick to the wartime version cos it’s what I’ve always done for years.

    @bodiddly – there would be a war in the homes of all my Mum’s descendants if this pudding wasn’t produced on Christmas Day! It’s now being used by a 3rd generation and woe betide anyone that uses any other recipe! They all say “It isn’t Christmas without Nan’s Christmas pudding” The only reason I mentioned that it’s a wartime recipe is that, as Veggie has found, the ingredients reflect that. :-)

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    I’m at a loss to see what what you would put in if there was no war, and where did they get the spices?.

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    I have no idea Bo and I don’t really care to be honest – we love it just as it is! I was just sharing the recipe, no-one needs to use it if they don’t wish to. I didn’t intend to get into a discussion about the why’s and wherefore’s of the technicalities of it. I called it a wartime recipe because my Mum said it was the one she used then and it’s why certain ingredients are perhaps different to modern day recipes (no suet for a start) however, at the end of the day it’s just a Christmas pudding recipe, wartime or otherwise, which I’ve shared for anyone who wants to try it.

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    Oh ok

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    Does anybody know recipe pudding for a Multicooker? I can’t cook and do it only in the Multicooker. I have searched on my cooking book and on an official blog of my Multicooker: https://multicooker.com/uk/ And nothing found. :unsure:  But I’m that it must be a recipe for Multicooker. If it can make soup, cakes, pie, yogurt, fried dishes,  it must cook pudding too, I’m sure.

     

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    @Lota Mayers Having read what a Multicooker does, it says it can be used as a steamer, if this is the case then you should be able to cook any Christmas pudding recipe in it using that facility I would think :-)

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    @Fruitcake Thank you! You will search again :)

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    Welcome Lota I hope you will enjoy our Forum we have great fun, and it’s a good source of information and hopefully interest to you. Have you been in France long?  :rose:

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