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Hi Paul and others! I thought you might get a smile out of my first Christmas pudding experience 40 years ago. I was newly married and wanted to make my own Christmas pudding, so I asked if anyone at my (new) workplace had a good recipe. One girl offered the one her family had used for many years. Being absolutely new to cooking, I just followed the recipe by buying the ingredients and then making up.......6 large puddings!! When I asked my colleague, after my marathon steaming effort, why the recipe was so big, she clapped her hand over her mouth, then said "I forgot to tell you that there are 15 people in our family." (I thought at the time that it used A LOT of brandy!!)
Needless to say, I now have the recipe cut down to 2 or 1 pudding quantities! I always make 2- one for Christmas Day and the other in the freezer for a mid-winter treat. It has all been worth the effort, as my pudding has been voted 'best ever' many times, even by my late mother-in-law, who was THE best dessert/cake cook!