We make all our Christmas Puddings by hand in our small bakery near Exeter in Devon. We’ve always made puddings for our friends and family and so have perfected our recipe over many years. We don't try to be clever and reinvent the wheel - this is a traditional British figgy pudding (not at all like the mass-produced supermarket version!).
As our business has grown, we've never forgotten that a good homemade Christmas Pudding takes time to create and cannot be rushed. We make each one with the same care that we did when we were making just a handful for our friends and family.
We’ve also searched hard to find the best ingredients, many from local producers and suppliers. We've learnt that a truly luxurious Christmas Pudding requires the combination of a hearty real ale and a fine brandy, both of which we have on our doorstep here in the South West.
We use the fabulous Port Stout made by Devon-based Hanlons Brewery, and the warm and rich Somerset Cider Brandy made by the Somerset Distillery. Both of which we also highly recommend for after dinner relaxation!
Our puddings are steamed and matured in the traditional way to allow the flavours to mature and develop perfectly in time for Christmas.
Thank you ever so much for such a prompt service. The puddings arrived this morning and Mum was absolutely thrilled.
R Smith, December 2019