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Welcome to the 2018

Christmas Pudding Hunt

Win this fabulous Netherton Foundry copper stove top tagine and cast iron bowl

Signed copy of How to Eat

Plus signed copies of Nigella's 20th anniversary reader's edition of How to Eat

The competition is open to everyone – wherever you live in the world – all you need to do is sign into, or quickly register if you aren’t already a member. Don’t worry - it’s a painless process, and free! Then you are ready to play.

Every day, from the 1st to the 24th of December, we’ll give you a hint to find that day’s numbered Christmas pudding, which will be hidden on one of Nigella’s Christmas recipes. Search for the recipe that you believe the hint is linked to, and if correct, a numbered Christmas pudding will appear. Click on the pudding, when signed in to your account, to add it to your collection. The last pud will be on 24th of December - and if you’ve managed to find all the puds, you will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win this fabulous Netherton Foundry Copper Stove Top Tagine and Cast Iron Bowl, along with a copy of Nigella’s 20th anniversary reader’s edition of How To Eat, signed for you. And we have five more copies of How To Eat, ready to be signed by Nigella for our five runners-up.

Tagine and book prizes

Don’t worry if you miss a day – or if you come to the competition after the 1st – you can still enter. You can see the previous days’ hints below, and collect the puds you’ve missed. It also provides a handy checklist so you can make sure you’ve got all your puds.

The winners will be drawn in the New Year and announced on the site. Happy hunting!

Today's Hint


It’s a bit too soon to talk about left-overs, but if you want your bird to sing again after Christmas day then this South-East Asian salad will be just the ticket.

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Previous Hints

  • 10

    If you would like an alternative to mince pies, then this recipe is for you. The base of these tastes like a chocolate gingerbread, and the clever icing of holly leaves with berries looks truly festive.

  • 9

    This filled and rolled French Christmas creation is rather like a chocolate roulade, but once decorated you WOOD never know.

  • 8

    You could make this cake for Christmas if you’ve not planned ahead, it’s full of fruit and is rich damp and treacly, just don’t spread all your marmalade on your toast this morning.

  • 7

    Today’s delicious recipe has the word cake and pudding in the title and is a layered affair made with a sweet and festive bread from Italy.

  • 6

    Our usual and traditional Christmas dinner dessert is not for everyone. So fill that pudding basin with something a little more popular and get steaming, and don’t hold back on the sauce!

  • 5

    “Pass the jug” you’ll hear them cry at Christmas dinner, and take care with this spiced sauce to ask if it’s preferred poured on just the turkey, or all over!

  • 4

    Look for the Christmas bird, you’ll find it in a bath of spices!

  • 3

    An essential and most favoured part of the Christmas lunch, cooked to crispy perfection in goose fat.

  • 2

    This recipe is perfect for your Christmas table, and has been in the oven all night swathed in a glossy black coat before being adorned with diamond-studded cloves.

  • 1

    Rise early on the big day to check Santa has been, then bake a batch of these to fill your house with the aroma of Christmas.

Competition Terms

  1. The competition will run on consecutive days from 1-24 December 2018. Users must click on all 24 Christmas puddings to enter the prize draw. The competition will close at 23:59 GMT on 25 December and after that point, no more entries will be accepted
  2. No purchase necessary
  3. Users must be logged in to a free account on to enter the competition.
  4. Winners will be selected at random in January 2019 by an independent judge from all the received, and completed, entries. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
  5. The first prize is the Netherton Foundry Copper Stove Top Tagine and Cast Iron Bowl, plus a signed copy of Nigella’s book How To Eat. The tagine and bowl will be delivered direct by Netherton Foundry
  6. The next five runners up will receive a copy of How To Eat, signed by Nigella
  7. Winners will be notified by email (using the details provided at entry) in early January 2019. Following such notification, the winners will be required to send the Promoter full details of their postal address, to which the prizes will be delivered. There is no cash alternative to the prizes
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