Treat yourself to the ultimate Christmas pudding

This Christmas, treat yourself to a proper old-fashioned Christmas Pudding from Figgy’s in Devon. These award-winning puds are just like Granny used to make, and are a far cry from the modern supermarket version.

Husband and wife team, Richard and Joanne Evans, make all their Christmas Puddings by hand in their artisan bakery near Exeter. Using an old family recipe, they stick to tradition, maturing their Christmas Puddings for several months in English-made ceramic pudding basins.

Nothing but the best goes into their Christmas Puddings. Ten-year-old Somerset Cider Brandy from the Somerset Distillery, as well as CAMRA-award-winning Port Stout from Hanlons brewery in Devon are used in generous proportions. They even make their own breadcrumbs by hand, from bread made at the bakery next door!

“Our Christmas Puddings are nothing like the stodgy modern version you can pick up for a couple of pounds in a plastic bowl” said Jo. “We make them the old-fashioned way, just as we used to for ourselves, so you can be sure you’re getting a pudding as good as homemade.”

Figgy’s Christmas Puddings also make excellent gifts, as they’re beautifully presented with a cotton cloth tied in the old-fashioned ‘rabbit-ears’ style around the top of their ceramic bowl. You can send a pudding in the post to your friends or relatives, and Figgy’s will include one of their bespoke gift cards with your personal message.

Figgy’s has received multiple awards for their Christmas Puddings, including a recently announced two stars in the Great Taste Awards 2017, Gold Award in the Taste of the West Awards 2017, and ‘Best Dessert’ in the Taste of the West Awards 2014 & 2012.

Figgy’s Christmas Puddings can be bought online at or by phone 01392-459488, and cost £11.95 for a pudding for 2-3 people, £16.95 for 4-6 people and £22.95 for 8-10 people.


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