Newcastle’s Pudding Lady started in a classic manner with a “few puddings” being made one Christmas for family and friends. The recipe had been a family favourite for years and has been handed down through the generations.
Over the years that followed, demand for these handmade, traditional Christmas puddings grew steadily. In 1984 formal business operations commenced with significant volumes of Christmas and dessert puddings being made. Sales increased through community fairs, local stores and as a growing number of family and friends became interested.
We still make our Christmas and dessert puddings by hand from the very best quality ingredients including eggs, fresh orange juice, butter, flour, breadcrumbs, Australian brandy and the highest grade of mixed fruits.
After hand mixing, each pudding is weighed out into a lined Pudding cloth, tied up individually, and boiled in the copper for at least 5 hours. Each pudding is hung to dry on a clothes line, unwrapped, resealed and hand decorated for sale. This traditional cooking method ensures the integrity of our original recipe remains in all our Puddings.