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Christmas Pudding – Xristougenniatiki Poutinga


  • 2 1/2 cups of flour for all uses
  • 3 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of powder cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of powder carnation
  • 1/4 tsp of nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp of powder vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar (crude)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of dry fruit sweets
  • 1/2 cup of coarse crashed walnuts
  • Orange sauce
Christmas Pudding - Xristougenniatiki Poutinga

Christmas Pudding – Xristougenniatiki Poutinga


  • Sift the flour and put it in a large enough bowl.
  • Add the baking powder, powder cinnamon, powder carnation, nutmeg, salt and powder vanilla and mix well.
  • Using a mixer, beat the butter with the sugar on high speed until it becomes a fluffy mix.
  • Continuing beating the butter/sugar mix, add the eggs one at a time.
  • Lower the mixers speed and add in small doses, alternately the milk and the flour mixture.
  • Finally, mixing softly, add the dry fruit sweets and the crashed walnuts and mix well so the sweets and walnuts blend well with the rest of the mixture.
  • Empty the mixture in a buttered and floured deep pudding form that you have measured ahead of time that it can hold about 8 cups of water.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 120 degrees Celsius (see conversions) for about 2 hours.
  • You can test it if it is cooked by sticking a toothpick in it and if it comes out dry, the pudding is ready.
  • Remove from the oven and let it stand for about 5 minutes and then place a plate or a platter over the form and turn it up side down to take the pudding out of the form.
  • Pour over the pudding 1/2 a cup of orange sauce and serve while is hot.
  • Serve the remainder of the orange sauce in a sauce boat or a small bowl along with the pudding for your guests to serve them selves.
  • In order to reheat the remainder pudding, wrap with aluminum foil and place in the oven at 150 degrees Celsius (see conversions) for about 15-20 minutes.

Preparation of the orange sauce:

  • In a small sauce pan mix 1 cup of brown sugar with 1/2 a cup of orange juice, so that is dissolved the sugar and you boil for about 5 minutes.
  • Add and mix 1/2 a cup of glucose, 2 tbsp of butter, 1 tbsp of lemon juice and 1/2 a tsp of orange zest.
  • Serve the orange sauce hot

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