Although this recipe uses tinned mangoes, I can’t see why you couldn’t use nice fresh ones instead – in fact I think it might make it even better.
Here’s another Plum Pudding recipe for you. It’s an old CWA one published by the Herald Sun in the 70s. Back then Mum didn’t serve custard with the Christmas Pudding she would make a sweet white sauce and would whip some cream. Every family differs though, my son-in-law’s family in WA always have Brandy Sauce or Hard Sauce as it’s called below. I’ve never tried the Fluffy Cream Sauce, but I think it would be pretty good too.
This is a fairly traditional recipe for a Christmas pudding and gives instructions about tying off the top of the pudding bowl with string. Mum always made a string handle to make it easier to lift out of the boiling water. Easy to do – lay a double thickness of string, long enough to go about 10cm over each side, across the bowl and catch it in when you tie around the bowl, then tie the overlap to secure the handle.