Christmas Pudding


This is a delicious pudding made without suet.⠀


INGREDIENTS


100g plain flour⠀

1 tsp mixed spice⠀

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon⠀

1/4 tsp grated nutmeg⠀

Pinch ginger powder⠀

100g fresh white breadcrumbs⠀

100g dark muscovado sugar⠀

150g chilled butter, diced⠀

150g sultanas⠀

150g raisins⠀

30g chopped dried apricots⠀

20g chopped prunes⠀

1 apple, grated⠀

50g chopped dates⠀

50g honey or golden syrup⠀

1 lemon, grated rind and juice⠀

2 eggs, lightly beaten⠀

60ml brandy⠀


METHOD


In a large bowl add and stir all the dry ingredients. Now add everything else and mix thoroughly.⠀

Lightly grease 2 x 500ml pudding basins and spoon in the Christmas pudding mixture. Fill to within about 1 cm from the top of the bowls.⠀

Cover each pudding with a disc of greaseproof paper and secure with a double layer of foil, tied in place with string.⠀

Steam each pudding for 2-3 hours, until they have darkened and are firm to the touch. ⠀

Leave to cool slightly before turning out.⠀

These can be made in advance and simmered for 3 hours before serving.