Have a 'Merry McCormick Christmas' by indulging in these sweet and spicy puddings.


  • 1 cup Self-Raising flour

  • ½ cup dry breadcrumbs

  • ½ cup ground almonds

  • 2 cups soft dark brown sugar

  • 1 ½ cups raisins

  • 1 ½ cups currants

  • 1 ½ cups sultanas

  • ¼ cup glace cherries

  • ½ cup flaked almonds

  • ½ tbsp McCormick ground Cinnamon

  • 1 tsp McCormick ground Nutmeg

  • 1 tsp McCormick ground Coriander

  • ½ tbsp McCormick ground Mixed Spice

  • ½ tsp McCormick ground Salt

  • 75g butter, melted

  • 3 x 60g eggs, beaten

  • 125ml (1/2 cup) brandy plus 2tbsp extra for flambé

  • 1 x 375ml bottle dark ale (beer)

  • Raspberries mint and icing sugar to garnish


  • 1.

    Prepare pudding basins; grease them with butter and line bases with baking paper.

  • 2.

    In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients and add butter, eggs, brandy and ale, combine and stir well. Pour pudding mixture into prepared basins and cover each with a circle of baking paper. Top each pudding basin with a large square of pleated baking paper and foil and secure well with string. Make a handle with a double length of kitchen (cotton) string and tie securely through both ends. Trim foil and baking paper ends neatly around rim.

  • 3.

    Steam each pudding in a separate steamer or large saucepan with an up turned saucer inside and pour enough water to come half-way up the sides of the basins. Steam for 2.5 hours, topping up water when necessary. Remove baking paper, place a plate on top of the pudding basin and turn upside down. Shake pudding gently to release pudding onto the plate.

  • 4.

    To flame pudding, simply heat 2 tbsp brandy in a small saucepan and light before pouring over the pudding immediately.

  • 5.

    Garnish with fresh raspberries mint and a sprinkle of icing sugar.

  • 6.

    Serve with custard, ice cream or cream.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (10 servings)

  • Energy 601kj
  • Fat Total 20g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Protein 11g
  • Carbohydrate 89g
  • Sugar 58g
  • Sodium 349mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Makes 2 x 1.3L pudding basins

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