I prefer rum as the spirit of choice for soaking a Christmas Pudding but I do love a good Brandy pudding as well. Irish whiskey, bourbon or cognac will all fit the bill equally well. Choose what you like best.
This recipe provides a good basic recipe but build on it if you like The pudding pictures stays very simple with only raisins as the fruit. You can add glacé cherries or other glacé, candied citrus peel, dried chopped apricots, chopped dried figs, etc. Just keep the total fruit amount under 5 cups and you should be fine.
I normally serve this recipe with a Rum Sauce you can find here.
You can also add about 3/4 cup roughly chopped nuts to this recipe. Just be sure to toast them on a shallow pan at 350 degrees F for 7-10 minutes first. Let cool, then chop and add to the batter.
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