Plum Pudding

Plum Pudding - bhofack2
Plum Pudding - bhofack2

Prepared many weeks before Christmas, Plum Pudding is a typical Anglo-Saxon dish that is served in Ireland and England for Christmas and special occasions. Interested in trying it? Here is a little recipe to prepare this succulent dessert at home and tickle your taste buds!

Presentation of the Plum Pudding

A simple and friendly Christmas cake

Plum Pudding is a sweet preparation made from grapes, sugar, orange and lemon. It is often cooked with a few spoonfuls of alcohol (Irish whiskey or cognac for example).

It is often eaten as a complement to a custard or cognac butter. The main advantage of plum pudding is that it keeps for a long time, and every year it is the delight of young and old alike!

Plum Pudding Recipe


  • Number of people: 8
  • Preparation time : 45 mn
  • Cooking time: 3 hours
  • 175 g candied orange and lemon peel
  • 300 g brown sugar
  • 300g veal kidney fat
  • 150g of flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 10 cl brown beer
  • 300 g of grapes from Smyrna
  • 300 g currants
  • 150 g of Malaga grapes
  • 100 g chopped almonds
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ tsp. tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon mace powder
  • 10 cl of cognac, whiskey

Preparation of Plum Pudding

  • In a bowl, mix the 300 grams of kidney fat with the brown sugar.
  • Add the flour, beer, zest and eggs. Mix everything together until you obtain a homogeneous whole.
  • Then add the spices, grapes and almonds and 10 cl of cognac or whiskey (it’s all a matter of taste and preference).
  • Just pour the whole thing into a buttered tin, wrap it in baking paper, wrap it in a clean cloth and steam it in a pressure cooker for 3 hours.
  • Once the time has elapsed, unwrap the plum pudding, and let it rest in a cool place for 15 days. (In the refrigerator for example). After 15 days, cook it for another hour in the pressure cooker.
  • When serving it, don’t hesitate to flambé it again with the alcohol of your choice (whiskey or cognac), then serve it with custard or cognac butter.
  • All you have to do is enjoy it!

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