Saturday 29 October 2011

Loseley Summer Meadow Butter Christmas Pudding recipe

Well, my birthday's been and gone, Halloween is almost over and once that's out of the way, the next big thing to start preparing for is definitely Christmas. Why not skip the shop-bought Christmas puddings this year and get back to the old tradition of making your own ?


Why not really spoil family and friends by using only the best ingredients for this year’s Christmas Pudding. Loseley Summer Meadow Butter, the naturally spreadable 100% pure butter with no additives, along with holly and berries to decorate, will see a festive staple tradition transformed into the perfect gift for Christmas guests.


Loseley Summer Meadow Butter 150g
Icing sugar 75g
Zest of orange 1
Egg yolks 2
Rum 1 tsp
Plain flour 250g

For the filling

Dates 200g
Sultanas 85g
Preserved ginger 50g
Apple 1 grated
Loseley Summer Meadow Butter 140g
70g light brown sugar
5 tbsp rum

For the Cumberland rum butter

Loseley Summer Meadow Butter 225g
Light brown sugar 450g
Rum 8 tbsp


Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Beat together the butter, icing sugar, orange zest, egg yolks and rum. Fold in the plain flour. Wrap the pastry in cling film and place in the fridge for 30 minutes. When chilled, roll out the pastry and use it to line a pastry tin.

In a bowl, combine the dates, sultanas, preserved ginger and grated apple. Place the mixture on top of the pastry. Beat the butter, sugar and rum together. Spread over the fruit filling.

Cover with the remaining pastry, a lattice effect is recommended.

Bake for 10-15 minutes Reduce heat to 160°C/gas mark 2 for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown.

To make the Cumberland rum butter, chop butter into small cubes and beat until soft. Gradually beat in the sugar until well combined. Then mix in rum, 2 tbsp at a time. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Loseley Summer Meadow Butter is packed in a 250g tub and available for £1.39p.

Loseley Chilled Foods are available from the chilled cabinet of local independent grocers, Morrisons and Waitrose. Visit  for more information.

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  1. Always remember my mum making this, growing up as a kid, mind you I would never eat it and still won't.

    This post just brought back a few memories :P


  2. i love christmas pudding - this one looks lovely!

  3. I love Christmas pudding but have never made one. Might give it a go this year!

  4. I'm going to have a go at this one - it looks lovely.

  5. hope it goes well, I'm quite happy to come and taste them all ! lol


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