Soak the fruit and nuts in brandy overnight, then gather the rest of the ingredients for your mini Christmas puddings.

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Whisk together butter, sugar, orange rind, and juice until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.

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Add the eggs into the mini pudding mixture one at a time, ensuring each is well-beaten before adding the next.

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Add the flour and spices, mixing just until combined.

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Add soaked fruit and breadcrumbs to the mini Christmas puddings and mix well.

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Evenly distribute the mini Christmas puddings mixture into a muffin pan or individual pudding molds.

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Cover the fruit puddings with parchment paper to fit.

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Steam mini Christmas puddings, then allow them to cool. Wrap and store the puddings in the fridge until ready for use.

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Reheat your mini Christmas puddings by steaming or microwaving. Serve with brandy butter or custard for a festive dessert.

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