The Best Christmas Pudding Recipe You’ll See This Year!

Like turkey, Christmas pudding divides people. The Marmite effect. Love or hate.

This recipe, though, is something special. Curated by our very own Mick Burke and The Silver Plate team, this Christmas pudding is the only way to top off your Christmas meal. Booze soaked and succulent, what else do you want from a pud? Give a go, recipe as follows…

Portions >  8–10 (1-litre basin)

  • Sultanas 87 g
  • Raisins 175 g
  • Currants 87 g
  • Mixed chopped candied peel 40g
  • Guinness 250 ml
  • Rum 25 ml
  • Plain flour 87 g
  • Mixed spice 1 tsp
  • Ground nutmeg ¼ tsp
  • Cinnamon 1 tsp
  • Breadcrumbs, white or brown 87 g
  • Suet, shredded 175 g
  • Soft dark brown sugar 87 g
  • Ground almonds 40 g
  • Cooking apples, peeled and chopped 75 g
  • Lemon, grated zest and juice 1
  • Eggs 2


  1. Place all the dried fruit and candied peel in a mixing bowl; soak overnight with the Guinness and rum
  2. Sift the flour with the mixed spice, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  3. Add the breadcrumbs, suet and sugar to the flour
  4. Drain the fruit from the alcohol and reserve. Add the fruit to the flour along with the almonds, apple and grated zest and juice
  5. In a separate basin, beat the eggs with the reserved alcohol and add to the flour mixture
  6. Pack into a lightly greased basin (1 litre). Cover with a sheet of silicone and aluminium foil. Secure well with string
  7. Steam for 6 hours at normal atmospheric pressure
  8. Remove from steamer and allow to cool, remove foil and silicone and demould
  9. Serve with rum sauce

Rum sauce

  •  Flour 50g
  • Butter 50g
  • Caster sugar 100g
  • Cream 250ml
  • Milk 250ml
  • Rum to taste


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the flour to form a roux. Cook on top of the stove for 2 minute
  2. Heat the cream and milk together and gradually add to the roux
  3. Simmer for 10 minutes
  4. Add the sugar and rum

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