Queen Elizabeth's chef shares her super easy recipe to make Traditional Christmas Pudding

Publish Date
Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 3:56PM

If you're looking for the perfect dessert to have this festive season, the Queen is here to help!

Taking to the royal family's official Instagram page, Queen Elizabeth II's chef has shared her favourite recipe for Traditional Christmas Pudding - and we can't wait to try it out for ourselves.

Alongside an instruction video, the caption explained last Sunday is traditionally the day when home cooks "stir up" their Christmas pudding mixture before the Advent season - and the countdown to Christmas - begins.

The post concluded with the full list of ingredients to make two 1kg puddings.

And while you probably think her royal Christmas Pudding is impossible to replicate, you might be surprised by just how simple it is!


  • 250g raisins
  • 250g currants
  • 185g sultanas
  • 150g mixed peel
  • 250g suet or vegetarian suet
  • 250g breadcrumbs
  • 90g flour
  • 12g mixed spice
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 180g demerara sugar 
  • 275ml beer
  • 40ml dark rum
  • 40ml brandy

Note: If you don't want to use alcohol, you can substitute for orange juice or cold tea.

On Christmas Day, simply reheat your pudding in a bain-marie for 3-4 hours then garnish or flambé and serve with brandy sauce and cream.

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