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Christmas Pudding

 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Pudding

a rich fruity pudding, for Christmas or whenever you fancy
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
resting time 30 mins
Total Time 44 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine English
Servings 4
Calories 742 kcal

Equipment

  • saucepan
  • mixing bowl
  • mixing spoon
  • pudding basin, 6 inch

Ingredients
  

  • 120 g sugar
  • 60 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 300 ml apple juice
  • 250 g mixed dried fruit
  • 200 g breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg whisked
  • 100 g Self-raising flour

Instructions
 

  • Warm the apple juice in a pan and then add the mixed fruit and leave to soak and cool.
  • Heat the sugar with 1 tablespoon of water in a heavy based saucepan, stirring until it darkens to a rich medium nut brown colour.
  • Pour this into the pan or bowl with your fruit. This will harden into toffee and may sizzle, so you will have a lump of toffee in some liquid, but do not panic, after about 20-30 mins cooling time, by stirring, you will be able to re incorporate this back into a liquid consistency.
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  • Combine this fruit and sugar mix with all the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl, stirring well.
  • Pour into a greased 5.5 to 6.5 inch pudding basin, made of microwave safe plastic, glass or pyrex.
  • This mix can then be microwaved, on full power for 2 sets of 3 minutes with a standing time of 3 minutes in the middle. If after the pudding has rested for a further 5 minutes it isn't set, you can add another 2 minutes.
  • Alternatively you can steam it on your hob for approximately 2 hrs or in your slow cooker on low for approximately 6 hours.
  • The end result will not have a runny centre, so aim for a set texture, but still dark and glossy and moist.

To Serve

  • serve with 100 ml whipped whipping cream

Notes

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