Christmas pudding

Recipe from: 12/1/2002 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 16
Servings 16
Time

Ingredients

  • 200
    g
    margarine
  • 125
    ml
    soft brown sugar
  • 375
    ml
    cake flour
  • 3
    ml
    salt
  • 1
    ml
    ground ginger
  • 1
    ml
    ground cinnamon
  • 250
    ml
    fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1
    grated apple
  • 80
    ml
    chopped candied peel
  • 500
    g
    fruit cake mix
  • 80
    ml
    whole almonds, chopped
  • 5
    ml
    finely grated lemon rind
  • 30
    ml
    fresh lemon juice
  • 60
    ml
    brandy or orange juice
  • 2
    extra large eggs
  • 80
    ml
    milk
 

Method

 
Cream together butter and sugar.
Sift flour, salt and spices, and add with breadcrumbs to creamed mixture.
Add peel, dried fruit, almonds, apple and lemon rind. Stir well.
In another bowl, whisk lemon juice, brandy, eggs and milk.
Add to fruit mixture and mix well.
Spoon into a greased 2-litre pudding bowl.
Cover with a double layer of foil or greaseproof paper and secure with string or a metal lid.
Half-fill a large saucepan with boiling water, immerse the bowl in the boiling water, cover and simmer for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
Check regularly to ensure the pan doesn't boil dry.
Uncover the pudding and turn out onto a serving plate.
Serve hot with sauce of your choice, custard or ice cream.
 

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