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Christmas pudding recipes

One of our favourite Christmas recipes has got to be a homemade Christmas pudding.

A hearty, flavoursome bake, Christmas puddings are traditionally made on Stir-up Sunday which falls on the last Sunday before December starts (the last before advent). In 2012, this is on 25th November but don’t worry if you don’t make it then, our selection of easy recipes has ideas you can make right up until the day itself.

Starting with our traditional Christmas pudding recipe, which comes with a handy step-by-step video recipe to ensure you get yours just right, our selection of the best recipes on goodtoknow features some delicious new flavour combinations as well a boozy version and a vegetarian alternative so you can suit your bake to any occasion or guest.

We’ve also got some great ideas for Christmas pudding alternatives if you’ve got any relatives that aren’t too keen on the rich taste. Our gingerbread pudding, from Christmas queen Delia Smith herself, and our Lincolnshire carrot pudding have the same kind of feel as the traditional bake but with a lighter taste.

Top tip: Whenever you make you Christmas pudding, it will take up to 4 hours to re-heat on Christmas day as you need to steam it to do this. Give yourself plenty of time – you don’t want lots of hungry faces waiting for their pud!

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Top 50 recipes of the year

What have you been making this year?

It’s been a busy 12 months and we love to see what recipes have been the most popular with our lovely goodtoknow audience.

The results include the usual favourites: chicken, cupcakes and pasta but also include some new additions. Cake pops really came into their own this year so you won’t be surprised to find a recipe within this round-up.

Baking has been bigger than ever this year (thank you Great British Bake Off) and you can see that with the massive amount of cakes and bakes on this list – including a few recipes from the baking queen herself, thanks Mary Berry!

Soups, pasta bakes, pies and more, these recipes have been given the seal of approval by you as you return to make them time and time again. So if you’re looking for some new ideas for next year, this is the place to find them.

Don’t forget, if you see something you like, save it to your own personal online recipes book. It’s simple to get started, all you have to do is sign in using Facebook and you’re ready to get saving. You can keep all of your favourite goodtoknow recipes in one place so you won’t have to hunt high and low for them again.

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