Christmas pudding

This really is a figgy pudding as it includes dried figs, as well as all the usual dried fruit. The fig seeds bring a hint of a crunch to the finished pudding, which makes for a first-rate texture. Make and steam it at least a month in advance, so that it has time to mature.

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The dry ingredients

The wet ingredients

  • 1 orange, zest and juice
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 eating apple, cored and grated
  • 3 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
  • 150ml/5fl oz stout or similar dark beer
  • 150ml/5fl oz milk
  • 4 tbsp brandy
  • butter, for greasing pudding bowls