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Suma Vegetarian Christmas Pudding Recipe

Christmas Pudding Recipe

Many people are disappointed with the vast array of factory mass produced Christmas puds on the market and equally daunted by the prospect of making their own.
So, we asked Sheena (Suma’s best pudding, cake and desert maker) amongst her many other talents, to give us an easy to follow recipe for a perfect Christmas pudding to amaze your friends and family.
We’ve also included the manufacturer of the ingredients and the price list codes. This one is totally vegetarian friendly thanks to the vegetarian suet.


  1. 90g/3oz Breadcrumbs
  2. 45g/1.5oz Plain Flour (FG069)
  3. 125g/4oz Demerara (LJ053)
  4. 125g/4oz Vegetarian Suet (GT032)
  5. 125g/4oz Sultanas (DR216)
  6. 125g/4oz Raisins (DR053)
  7. 125g/4oz Currants (DR173)
  8. 60g/2oz Chopped Almonds (NU005)
  9. 30g/1oz Chopped Cherries (DR202)
  10. 60g/2oz Mixed Peel (DR203)
  11. Rind of 1/2 a fresh lemon
  12. 2 tablespoons of brandy
  13. 1/2 tsp nutmeg (HE150)
  14. 1 tsp mixed spice (HE147)
  15. Pinch of Bicarb (HE299)
  16. Pinch of salt (LJ083)
  17. 2 Eggs (CV794)


  1. Easy Method. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add lemon zest, brandy and beaten egg and mix well.
    Place in a well greased 1 ½ pint (850ml) bowl. Cover with two well greased pieces of greaseproof paper, making sure there are two folds across the middle.
  2. Cooking. Steam for six hours, ensuring the pan never boils dry, remove the greaseproof paper when cold.
  3. Storage Re-cover with new greaseproof paper and store until needed
  4. Serving. Relax with a glass of wine whilst steaming for 3 hours before serving. Remember not to let the pan boil dry.
  5. Enjoy !

Sheena’s Tipyou can mix and match the fruits to suit your taste, just keep the total weight the same. Any of our vine fruit mixes EG DR691 have a mix of dried fruits already to use. Or if you prefer to be a little more exotic add some chopped apricots, figs, prunes, dates.

Submitted by on September 20, 2019 – 10:03 am4 Comments


  • Margaret says:

    Looks nice – is there a vegan version?

  • Jenny Rushton says:

    Do you have a vegan christmas pudding recipe?

    • paulo says:

      Hi Jenny

      We’ll see what we can find and try to get a vegan Christmas pud recipe on our website as soon as possible. If you can’t wait we have a couple of ideas for you;
      Try using some Orgran Egg Replacer in our Suma Vegetarian Christmas Pudding Recipe. Or why not try one of the delicious Authentic Bread Company Free From Luxury Puddings we have available here at Suma.

      All the best

  • Jane K says:

    I’m definitely going to try this, thanks. When I leave teenagers in charge of something that needs steaming for hours and topping up with water they need lots of alarms set. Last year was disappointing, my poor saucepan.