Besides hosting guests to the Barossa and breeding beef cattle, Abbotsford Country House also produces traditional, boiled Christmas Puddings.
For many years, like so many who come from homes where cooking and enjoying food together as a family was encouraged, Jane has either assisted in making the family's Christmas pudding or made it herself. Her generous portions of brandy to make brandy butter as a child are the stuff of family legend!
We had a number of friends who kept asking her to make a 'old style' Christmas pudding for them and so our little pudding business has grown and grown!
So whilst we've been making Christmas puddings for others for only six years with the very best of Barossan ingredients, the recipe itself is an old family one from Scotland.
Each pudding is hand made by us, the Maul family. It's a true family affair with everyone involved in making sure the final product reaches 'it's final destination' in first class condition. Our story of family pudding making has even been featured on ABC's Television's programme, "The Spirit of Christmas". Plus features in Sumptutious, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Maddison and SALife.
Made from quality ingredients, predominantly sourced from the Barossa and regional South Australia, these Christmas puddings are boiled and cured so as to remain rich, firm and succulent. Unlike other cheaper recipes, ours is suet based and contains no nuts. Cheaper puddings, particularly commercially made puddings use everything from vegetable oil as their binding agent and nut offal. These cheap fillers mask the beautiful fruity flavour of a traditional pudding.
Whilst we sell most of our Christmas puddings within the Barossa, we ship throughout Australia and in previous years, shipped a large order to France. Magnifique!
Orders for these delicious Christmas puddings can be placed via our online store or email or telephoning us direct on 618 8524 4662 up until 1pm on the 14th December 2012. Or visit us at the Barossa Farmers Market closer to Christmas.