Guinness pudding with Whisky cream

Guinness pudding with Whisky cream

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 6 hrs Plus overnight soaking

Skill level

Moderately easy

Servings

Serves 8

Soaking the fruit in Guinness really plumps it up and gives a rich, dark pudding without the bitterness of brandy or rum

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
469
protein
6g
carbs
85g
fat
13g
saturates
7g
fibre
3g
sugar
70g
salt
0.66g

Ingredients

  • 140g raisins
  • 140g sultanas
  • 140g currants
  • 140g dates, chopped
  • 50g mixed peel
  • 1 large Bramley apple (about 125g), peeled and finely chopped
  • 250ml Guinness Extra stout
  • zest 1 orange
  • zest 1 lemon
  • 100g cold butter, plus extra for the basin
  • 100g dark muscovado sugar, plus 2 tbsp
  • 100g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 50g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 eggs, beaten

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Method

  1. Mix the dried fruit and apple, then add the Guinness, orange and lemon zests and stir. Cover and leave overnight to soak. Butter a 1.25 litre/2 pint pudding basin, then spoon in 2 tbsp dark muscovado sugar. Turn the bowl at an angle, jiggling the sugar around as you go to coat the inside of the bowl.
  2. Mix the remaining dry ingredients in a large bowl. Grate the butter, then add to the bowl along with the eggs and fruit, and stir well. Spoon into the basin and level the top.
  3. Take a sheet of foil about 30cm long, cover with a same-size sheet of greaseproof paper and butter the paper. Fold a 3cm pleat in the
  4. Sit the pudding on a heatproof saucer in a saucepan, then pour in just-boiled water to come halfway up basin. Cover and steam for 6 hrs, topping up water occasionally. Re-cover with fresh paper and foil and store in a cool place. To reheat, steam for 1 hr or microwave, without foil, for 10 mins on Medium.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2007

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wouthwaite's picture
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Made this pudding early November and it was lovely and moist on christmas day. Lighter than a normal christmas pud which was great after a big christmas dinner. Will make it again next year

mobest30's picture

I made this pudding with my grandchildren, they were a little over zealous with the cinnamon, but the result was better than any I have made before.

annrosenthal's picture
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Excellent pudding - the best ever. Rich & fruity but light. I made it in early November and split it between two smaller pudding bowls. Had one in November and the second on Christmas day. Both were great.

jenroelants's picture
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Fantastic recipe. Omitted the cloves, because not a fan and was delighted with the result! Will definitely be making it again next year!

jenroelants's picture
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Fantastic recipe. Omitted the cloves, because not a fan and was delighted with the result! Will definitely be making it again next year!

lesleyrmadden's picture
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Made this in November and ate on Xmas Day. Absolutely fantastic all the family loved it, so will definately make next year. (Sorry Betty's Harrogate to dispense with your services)

jennifert's picture
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I loved this pudding! Possibly the best one I've ever made. Not too heavy, nice and moist, not too alcoholic. Maybe a tad less cloves next year, but that's all I'd change. It's seriously moreish, and lovely cold with cream or ice-cream the next day.

julespick's picture
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I made this at the end of November and we ate it Boxing Day. Everyone commented on how nice it was. Not as heavy as normal Christmas pud.

While making it I was a bit over-generous with guinness so next year will make it with slightly less.

grimsv31's picture

Made as the recipe, but it had gone mouldy, four weeks later - argh! What did I do wrong? I wondered if I didn't have the paper and foil tied tightly enough, perhaps.

dobromirka's picture

Made it as per the recipe.

Its great

lucydawn61's picture
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I found this pudding too 'soggy' and too strong in the taste of cloves which left an aftertaste in the mouth.

gingerbev's picture
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This pudding is a great pudding to have all year round it's moist and full of flavour and i'm not a Guinness drinker however i didn't have it with whisky cream but a little brandy cream instead. Don't wait until christmas to try this recipe, its one of my favourites sp far. Thanks again for a great recipe.

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