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Elaine's Christmas Pudding

Category: food

Elaine and her wonderful team helps keep Stockland Traralgon spotless, but she is also famous for her baking skills. “At Christmas, I make my own shortbreads and rumballs and present them in small gift bags for colleges, teachers and sporting coaches” say Elaine, “but my specialty is my Christmas pudding”.

  • Serves: 6
  • Time needed: ½ hour prep, 2 hours cooking
  • Difficulty Medium


  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup mixed fruit
  • 1 cup of strong black tea
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  • Step 1

    Sift the self-rising flour, plain flour and mixed spice together into a large bowl

  • Step 2

    Rub the butter into the mixture with your fingertips and gently combine. Be careful not to work the mixture too much – it should stay slightly crumbly.

  • Step 3

    Slowly add in the sugar, bread crumbs and mixed fruit and continue to combine.

  • Step 4

    In a separate bowl, mix the baking soda into the black tea.

  • Step 5

    Pour the black tea into the mixture and gently combine all ingredients to form a dough.

  • Step 6

    Place the dough into a pudding bowl steamer and boil for 2 hours and serve fresh.

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