Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

The Ten Best: Christmas puddings

1. Hale and Hearty £8.99 (454g), hollandandbarrett.com Anyone on a gluten-, wheat- or dairy-free diet can enjoy this indulgent award-winner

1. Hale and Hearty £8.99 (454g), hollandandbarrett.com

Anyone on a gluten-, wheat- or dairy-free diet can enjoy this indulgent award-winner.



2. Fortnum & Mason King George Pudding

From £9.95 (227g), fortnumandmason.com

Made with beef suet and top-notch ingredients like Turkish sultanas.



3. Figgy's Christmas Pudding

From £10 (350g), figgys.co.uk

Hand-made in Devon, this award-winner uses real ale and fine brandy for a great boozy kick and after-dinner relaxation.



4. Harrods Limited Edition Christmas Pudding

£59 (700g), harrods.com

It costs a fortune, but the fruit, walnuts and apricots soaked in brandy make it spectacular.



5. Selfridges Champagne Christmas Pudding

£11.49 (450g), selfridges.com

Inspired by an original 1929 recipe this is dark, decadent, and bursting with fruit.



6. Wilkin & Sons Organic

£9.99 (454g) tiptree.com

This pudding is refreshing, zesty, well rounded and light – great for those who struggle for stomach room after the turkey.



7. Heston's Hidden Orange Christmas Pudding

£13.99 (1.2kg), waitrose.com

Last year's must-have culinary craze seems to be flying off the shelves again this year.



8. Marks & Spencer Perfectly Matured Christmas Pudding

£9.99 (907g), marksandspencer. com

Boasting generous amount of fruit and nuts, this is moist and moreish.



9. Lakeland Christmas Pudding

£4.99 (425g), Lakeland.co.uk

A traditional moist pudding, packed with fruits and flavoured with Irish stout and French brandy.



10.Blas ar Fwyd

From £4.25 (200g), blasarfwyd.com

Made to an old Welsh recipe, this award-winner is rich, plump and dark with fruit and alcohol.



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