Yummy Christmas Pudding
Ingredients 2/3 cup (85g). plain flour
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup (75g) soft brown sugar
2/3 cup (40g) breadcrumbs
1/2 cup (100g) vegan suet
½ tsp baking powder
1 ½ tbsp black treacle or orange marmalade
6 tbsp of liquid - this can be plant milk, stout, ale, sherry, brandy or rum
zest and juice of one orange and one lemon
3/4 cup (100g) grated apple
1 3/4 cup(350g) mixed dried fruit to your taste e.g. sultanas, raisins, currents, mixed peel, cherries (optionally you can also soak the fruit in alcohol for up to a week before)
1/2 cup (100g) chopped dates
“This Christmas Pudding is soooo delicious!”
1. Sift the flour with spices, salt and raising agent.
Add all the other ingredients and mix well to a soft dropping consistency.
Grease a 2 pint basin well and fill with the mixture leaving about 2 1/2 cm free from the top to allow for rising.
Cover with greaseproof paper and aluminium foil and secure with a string. Place in a saucepan and pour in boiling water halfway up the sides of the basin.
Simmer gently for 5 hours, topping up the water as necessary.
Once cooked the pudding can be kept cold until needed. It will keep for up to a month.
Steam or microwave until warmed through to serveServes approx 6 people