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Australian pudding

Way down in the land down under, or on top if you want to use a different kind of map, they make a wonderful Christmas pudding. It will delight diners from around the world.


5 egg
1⁄4 c brandy
1⁄4 lb bread crumbs
1⁄4 lb flour (plain flour)
1⁄2 lb butter
1⁄2 lb brown sugar
1⁄2 lb currants
1⁄2 lb raisin (seedless raisins)
1⁄4 lb lemon zest
1⁄8 lb almond


Beat the eggs well and stir in the brandy, then blend in the butter and sugar. Chop up the almonds. Stir in the fruit and add flour. Mix well then add the breadcrumbs and almonds.

Bake the mixture in a pan at 375°F (177°C) for about 3 hours. Check by poking with a fork. When the mixture is gelatinous not liquid, it's about done. Scoop up a spoonful and cool to test.

Total time
3 hours, 30 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
12 servings


Australian version of a bread and butter pudding and Christmas cake in one.

moderate, oven
desserts, Holiday dishes
Australian food recipes
Food in Oceania

Australian cuisine