For a traditional Christmas dessert, try our indulgent Christmas pudding. Our Prep Set and Jugs ensure you are fully equipped for the recipe. And for a more contemporary spiced Christmas treat, our pear, cinnamon, and almond loaf is delicious snack on a winter afternoon. Bake in our loaf tin and cut up into hearty chunks to serve on one of our serving trays.
1. Empty the first six cups and the nuts, if using, into a large mixing bowl from our Prep Set with the spices, then stir in the milk and egg. Once well combined, tip into a one of our medium sized enamel bowls from our Prep Set.
2. Cover with a double layer of buttered foil, making a pleat in the centre to allow the pudding to rise. Tie the foil securely with string, then place in a steamer or large pan containing enough gently simmering water to come halfway up the sides of the bowl. Steam, covered with a lid, for 2½ hours.
3. Check the water level during cooking, topping up if necessary. If you are preparing this pudding ahead, remove the foil, let it cool slightly, then wrap in cling film and then fresh foil. If you are serving it immediately, unwrap and invert onto one of our deep plates.