You Can Make the Royal Family's Traditional Christmas Pudding At Home
You don't need an invitation to Sandringham House to feast like a royal this Christmas. As Town & Country reports, the royal family has published its traditional figgy pudding recipe, so anyone can whip up a holiday dish fit for the Queen at home.
The royal family's official Instagram account shared the recipe on November 29, which is also known as Stir-up Sunday. Traditionally, the Sunday before the start of the Advent season is when home cooks in Britain stir up the pudding mixture they plan to serve on Christmas.
"This year, chefs in the Royal kitchens have shared their recipe for a traditional Christmas pudding," the post reads. "We hope that some of you enjoy making it in your own homes."
The recipe calls for raisins, currants, sultanas, citrus peel, suet, breadcrumbs, flour, and spices. After mixing the dry ingredients together, add eggs and alcohol and transfer the mixture to a bowl to steam it. The pudding can be prepared ahead of time and reheated on Christmas Day. The full recipe, plus a video with step-by-step instructions, is included in the Instagram post below.
Figgy pudding, or plum pudding, doesn't necessarily contain plums or figs. The classic British dish can be made with practically any type of dried fruit. And unlike American pudding, it's more cake-like than custard-like.
This isn't the first time the royal kitchen has revealed its secrets to the public. Earlier this year, former royal chef Darren McGrady shared his recipe for the chocolate biscuit cake that's enjoyed by the Queen.
[h/t Town & Country]