West Indian pudding

West Indian pudding is a recipe that comes to us from the British. Indeed, it has been a Christmas tradition in England for several centuries! And here we are only talking about Christmas pudding" because the word pudding in English defines several kinds of desserts such as creams, rice pudding or even flans. Regarding the pudding, it was not adopted as Christmas cake in Martinique knowing that we are French and have the Yule log but the pudding would come to us from our neighboring English-speaking islands. It is eaten all year round and is very often behind the windows of the island's pastry shops.


For 12 people:

  • 500 gr of stale bread (equivalent to 2 baguettes)
  • 300 gr cane sugar
  • 30 gr of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 100 gr of grapes
  • 100 gr of prunes
  • 10 cl of milk
  • 10 cl of rum
  • Vanilla essence
  • Lemon zest worms
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Bitter Almond
  1. Soak the bread in cold water.
  2. Also soak the grapes and prunes in the rum.
  3. Melt the butter.
  4. When the bread is soft, squeeze it in your hands to remove excess water.
  5. Pass it through the vegetable mill using the finest grid.
  6. Pour the sugar into this paste.
  7. Add the cinnamon powder, nutmeg, lemon and milk.
  8. In a bowl, beat the egg and then add it to the mixture.
  9. Add the butter and a pinch of salt.
  10. Pour in the mixture of raisins, prunes, rum and vanilla extract.
  11. Pour the pudding dough into a buttered mold.
  12. Preheat the oven to thermostat 6 (180°C).
  13. Put your dish in the oven for about an hour.