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Christmas mincemeat ingredients

Online Christmas courses

Learn how to make a traditional Christmas pudding in a pudding cloth, and a delicious historic lemon mincemeat. 2-hour courses with booklet and videos.

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About the Regency Cook

Paul Couchman set up the historic kitchen at The Regency Town House in Hove, England. He appears regularly on local radio and writes a blog on historic cooking.

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How to make the best Christmas Pudding in a pudding cloth

The damp fug of a pudding gently boiling in a old kitchen, the rattling of a saucer in the pot

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