My granny Violet from Ballinacarrigy, Co Westmeath used to make Christmas pudding every year. She still makes it.
To make it, you will need:
- 2 oz flour
- 4 oz brown sugar
- 4 oz margarine
- 1 tub of cherries
- 4 oz bread crumbs
- Teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg
- Spoon of chopped almonds
- Grated apple
- Orange peel
- Lemon peel
- Bottle of guinness
Mix margarine and brown sugar until soft.
Stir in flour, cinnamon, fruit and cherries.
Add nutmeg, almonds, apple, carrots, orange, Guinness.
When my mammy was a kid, she used to stir it 6 times and make a wish.
Cover and leave overnight.
Put in a greased pudding bowl.
Cover Bowl in a big pot for 6 hours.
Eat on Christmas Day and all your wishes come true