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Here is a superb Christmas Pudding recipe, Hope you agree when you have made one and tasted it!


  • 6oz/170g self raising flour
  • 3oz/85g breadcrumbs
  • 3/4lb/1.7kg currants
  • 3/4lb/1.7kg raisins
  • 1/2lb/680g sultanas
  • 4oz/113g chopped almonds
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6oz/170g brown sugar
  • 4oz/113 grated apple
  • 3 eggs
  • Grated rind of one lemon
  • Grated rind of one orange
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/4Pint/227ml of strong ale (barley wine)
  • 1 wine glass of brandy


Mix all ingredients together and leave in mixing bowl overnight covered.

Put in well greased pudding basins, cover with greaseproof paper then cover with cloth and tie.

Steam for 6 hours on a medium heat then another two on the day of serving.


(More alcohol is optional)

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I was born in August 1942. I have three sisters. My parents both died when I was in my early twenties. I started my career as a police cadet and became a police constable when I was 19 yrs old. After many jobs, I joined the Prison Service in 1969 and stayed 31 years. I was awarded the imperial service medal by HM the Queen for long and faithful service.I have four children from my first marriage and two step children from my second marriage to my dear Ellie. She passed away last February so now it is just me. I live near Littlehampton. My hobbies include golf, sea fishing and dancing(ballroom, line dancing and rock and roll). I also enjoy long walks with my little dog who is now my best friend and company.

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