French Market Recipe 2023 47 Le Pudding de Noel Traditional Christmas Pudding

Published on: 4 January 2024
French Market Recipe 2023 47
Le Pudding de Noel
Traditional Christmas PuddingIngredients   

  • 115g Flour
  • 115ml grated unsalted butter or beef suet
  • 115g Sultanas
  • 115g Seeded raisins
  • 115g Currants
  • 115g Mixed peel
  • 115g carrot raw and grated
  • 115g Brown sugar
  • 115g peeled raw potato grated
  • Grated rind of lemon
  • 60g shelled coarsely chopped almonds
  • ½ teaspoonful grated nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoonful grated cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoonful mixed spice
  • 125ml cognac (plus extra to flambe the pudding)


  1. Peel and grate potatoes and carrots
  2. Grate the rind of the lemon
  3. Grate the butter or suet
  4. Mix all the ingredients together
  5. Each member of the family should stir the mixture with a wooden spoon and make a wish
  6. Grease a pudding basin and turn the mixture into the basin, cover with grease proof paper, or a cloth napkin. The paper must overlap the edges of the bowl, then tie string around the bowl.
  7. Place in a saucepan of boiling water that reaches below the top of the pudding, and steam for 3 hours. Keep topping up the hot water.
  8. Remove pudding from saucepan, remove the covering and turn the pudding out onto a large serving plate.
  9. If you are goiing to flambe the pudding, pour a little brandy over the warm pudding and set alight (taking great care not to burn yourself)

Serve with a bowl of thick cream and some brandy butter and accompany with a glass of Frapin Cognac from the French Market shop in Cape Town or order online with us.

Bon Appétit  
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