Christmas pudding is a favourite dessert for many, although others don’t like it. Did you know that suet comes from the kidneys of sheep and cows? Most can be plant-based but store-bought vegans likely contain palm oil, refined sugar and plastic packaging. Why not try making your own? Ultimate Vegan Christmas Pudding (The Veg Space) tastes just the same, and is ideal with lashings of vegan brandy butter.
Use vegan butters with no palm oil. Keep these recipes away from pets due to toxic ingredients (dried fruits, nutmeg, pecans, chocolate and fresh dough). Don’t use holly to decorate Christmas pudding near pets (toxic). Read keeping pets safe at Christmas.
Although a few leftover crumbs are okay for garden birds, don’t give them stale or hard leftovers (could choke) nor polyunsaturated fats or alcohol (nor fatty meats with salt, these can smear and affect waterproofing/insulation of feathers). Don’t leave out dried fruits where pets could eat them.
Vegan Christmas Pudding (My Goodness Kitchen) is free from glace cherries and orange rind (as the chef doesn’t like them!) Instead this one has plump medjool dates, golden sultanas, dried cranberries, dried pears and chopped pecans.