Mum’s Christmas Pudding

220g raisins
220g sultanas
110g currants
110g shredded peel (we don't add this)
100ml 1/8 pint or 2 1/1 fl ounces rum or brandy
250g butter
250g brown sugar
4 eggs
200g plain flour
blanched almonds
pinch salt
1/8 tspn bicarb soda
1/2 tspn spice
110g fine white breadcrumbs

Put fruit in bowl , add brandy and soak overnight.

Cream butter and sugar, add eggs. Mix well. add almonds. sift flour, soda, salt, spice and add to mixture alternatively with soaked fruit.

Cook 3-4 hours and another hour on day of serving.

i volunteered to make the pudding a few years ago - what a disaster! unfortunately mum cna't be bothered these days :( I LOVE this pudding!!!

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