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A holiday tradition for some, a new adventure for others - the Holiday Pudding!

A holiday tradition for some, a new adventure for others - the Holiday Pudding!

In this second week of holiday recipe sharing, Cookery's Chef Jessica is sharing the wonders of the traditional holiday pudding - with help from Nana Roberts' family recipe. 

If you've never experienced the wonder of British-style pudding, you are in for a treat! This is not a creamy bowl of North American style chocolate pudding.  It's a beautifully moist cake, full of fruit and nuts, served warm with a decadent dollop of sweet, boozy butter sauce!

This medieval dessert has a quirky and fascinating history, much like Britain herself! Surviving centuries to make it to our family, so we can share it with yours!  It was born of medieval times, survived accusations of paganism & idolatry, puritanical yule bans, and finally experienced a revival by a German-born King who loved the holidays More pudding history here.

Holiday Pudding is a recipe that truly encompasses the meaning of the holidays, long-lived traditions, decadence, and family. 

Thank you to Chef Jessica for sharing her holiday tradition with us here. 

And, don't forget to share images of YOUR recipes with us @cookerystore .

Thank you for your ongoing support, 

Alison & the team at Cookery

Nana Roberts' Holiday Pudding Recipe 

Makes 4 x 1.75 L puddings
After the first steaming, puddings can be cooled completely and wrapped well in plastic wrap and frozen. Puddings can be steamed for their second steaming from frozen. 


  • 2 lb (908 grams) seedless raisins 
  • 2 lb (908 grams) currants
  • 1 lb (454 grams) beef suet- can substitute with the same amount of grated frozen shortening (not lard or butter) for a vegetarian version. 
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 cups fine fresh bread crumbs
  • 4 cups red wine

See the full recipe and video here

Everything you Need to Make the Perfect Holiday Pudding 

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