The Old Manor House Traditional Victorian Christmas Pudding
615 mins (prep 15, cooking 600)
19 ingredients
2 servings
I discovered this recipe in an old Victorian scrapbook that I bought in a second hand book shop; the original recipe dates back to 1880, and was the prized Christmas Pudding recipe of the Cook at a Manor House in the North of England. I have made it many times and given smaller versions away as gifts to friends - the lovely thing about this pudding is that it IS fruity and boozy, but it is NOT heavy and stodgy, it is very light for a steamed pudding; this is due to the fact that the recipe does not use flour, but uses bread or cake crumbs instead. The traditional day to make your puddings for Christmas is "Stir-Up Sunday" which is the 5th Sunday before Christmas Day and the Sunday before Advent. You would even be reminded of the fact at the Sunday morning church service, as it was believed that puddings made on this day carried God's blessings to all who partook of it! I always put a lucky silver "sixpence - sixpenny piece" in my pudding - lucky silver charms are also used, and these can still be bought in the UK. Halve the quantities for one large pudding. Merry Christmas!

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Serving Size (978.01 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 3645.03 Calories from Fat 1851.93
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 205.77g 633.13%
Saturated Fat 118.65g 1186.52%
Trans Fat 7.44g %
Cholesterol 487.62mg 325.08%
Sodium 2349.44mg 195.79%
Total Carbohydrate 439.01g 292.67%
Dietary Fiber 26.05 g 208.4%
Sugars 235.87 g %
Protein 37.52g 150.1%
Vitamin A 6543.79IU% Vitamin C 21.5mg%
Calcium 378.36mg% Iron 14.19mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
sliced almonds, freshly grated nutmeg, soft brown sugar, large eggs, stout beer