Steamed Christmas Pudding

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Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups - Mixed dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup - dried Cranberries
  • 3/4 cup - pitted dried dates, chopped
  • 1/4 cup - diced dried Apricots
  • 1 cup - sultanas
  • 1/2 cup - red glace cherries, quartered
  • 1 cup - firmly packed Brown sugar
  • 125 gms - butter, chopped
  • 1 tsp - bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp - finely grated Orange rind
  • 2 - Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup - plain flour
  • 1 cup - self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp - mixed spice
  • 1/4 cup - brandy
  • To Serve:
  • Fresh Cherries
  • Icing Sugar mixture
  • Custard

How to Make Steamed Christmas Pudding

  • Grease an 8-cup-capacity metal pudding steamer. Line base with baking paper.
  • Place  mixed dried fruit, cranberries, dates, apricots, sultanas, cherries, sugar, butter and 1 cup cold water in a heavy-based saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Stir until butter has melted and sugar is dissolved.
  • Bring to the boil. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in bicarbonate of soda. Transfer to a heatproof bowl.
  • Set aside for 30 minutes to cool.
  • Stir in orange rind, egg, flours, mixed spice and brandy until well combined. Spoon into prepared steamer. Smooth top. Secure lid.
  • Place steamer in a large saucepan. Carefully pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up side of steamer. Cover pan. Place over medium heat.
  • Boil for 4 hours 30 minutes, topping up boiling water during cooking.
  • Remove pan from heat. Carefully lift steamer from water. Stand for 10 minutes.
  • Remove lid. Turn out pudding.
  • Decorate with cherries and dust with icing sugar.
  • Serve warm or cold with custard