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!
A number of friends kept asking Jane to make an ‘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 nine 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 ’its 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”. Our puddings have also featured in Sumptutious, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Madison and SALife.
Cheaper puddings, particularly commercially made puddings, use everything from vegetable oil as their binding agent to nut and 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, have shipped orders to France, Hong Kong and Washington DC.