Christmas pudding is a rich brown pudding with cherries, raisins, and nuts. Christmas pudding is similar to a fruitcake, Only difference is that the Christmas pudding is steamed and the fruit cake is baked.
Why Have a Christmas Pudding
The tradition was the place a silver coin in the rich fruit Christmas pudding. It was believed that whoever had that coin would have good fortune. In modern society we do the same but with slight differences, we use a pound coin.
You can have any topping on a the pudding such as cream, But the traditions in my family is custard. Modern family still keeps the flaming of a Christmas pudding, Pouring brandy over it and setting it alight. For this to have the perfect touch, turning off all the main lights and having the flame flicker with ambient of Christmas lights.