Buckingham Palace’s unmissable Christmas pudding

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Find out how Queen Elizabeth II’s chefs prepare Christmas pudding. The recipe for the Christmas pudding of the royals it will be ideal to prepare at home.

The royals shared a traditional recipe for the holidays, and you don’t want to miss it to make at home: the Christmas pudding. Traditionally, it is prepared in a “stir up Sunday”, which in Spanish would be “Sunday of jumble”, a mixture that is cooked the Sunday before Advent (which begins Sunday, November 29).

Advent is the countdown to Christmas, so the pudding is prepared before so that the mixture is ready to take out and eat.

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Also know as Christmas pudding, royal chefs run you through the process from head to toe to make your Christmas pudding. This recipe makes 1kg of mix.


250g raisins
250g of currants
185g sultanas
150g of mixed shell
250g tallow (or vegetarian tallow)
250g bread crumbs
90g flour
12g mixed spices
2 whole eggs
180g of natural brown sugar
275ml of beer
40ml dark rum
40ml brandy

If you don’t want to use alcohol, you can substitute orange juice or iced tea.


1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and beat them until everything is incorporated.

2. Add the eggs and liquids to that mixture. Then incorporate it all.

3. Grease the molds where you will pour the mixture. To these add the mixture and press the bottom. It is recommended to divide the mixture into two halves for two molds.

4. With waxed paper (parchment paper) make a circle that covers the mixture in the mold and cover it well.

5. Cover the molds with muslin or aluminum foil and place the molds in a deep saucepan.

6. When you have added both molds to the saucepan, fill it with 3/4 of the water. When ready, cover everything with aluminum foil.

7. Let stand in steam for 6 hours. You can fill it with water if necessary.

8. Once done, wrap the pudding very well and keep it in a cool, dry and dark place to take out until Christmas.


Here is the video of the delicious Christmas pudding recipe:

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