Same day Christmas pudding


Ingredients 17
Servings 10
Time

Ingredients

  • 250
    ml
    boiling water
  • 60
    ml
    sago
  • 30
    ml
    dark brown sugar
  • 500
    g
    dates, chopped into small pieces
  • 250
    g
    currants
  • 250
    g
    raisins
  • 50
    g
    glacé cherries, washed in hot water then quartered
  • 200
    g
    sultanas
  • 50
    g
    mixed nuts, finely chopped
  • 10
    ml
    mixed spice
  • grated nutmeg to taste
  • pinch salt
  • 250
    ml
    fresh breadcrumbs
  • 5
    ml
    bicarbonate of soda
  • 15
    ml
    brandy or fruit juice
  • 2
    extra-large or jumbo eggs, well beaten
  • 15
    ml
    butter
 

Method

 
Pour boiling water over sago. Soak overnight. If there are any unsoftened sago granules, cover mixture and microwave for a few minutes or boil gently, adding 30-60 ml (2-4 tbsp) extra water. Combine sugar, fruit, nuts, spices, salt and breadcrumbs in a large mixing bowl. Add bicarb to brandy and combine with beaten egg. Melt butter and add to fruit mixture with sago and egg mixture. Mix thoroughly. Cover base of a 2 litre (8 cup) rimmed pudding bowl with a circle of greaseproof paper. Add pudding mixture. Give bowl a sharp tap to settle mixture. Cover with greaseproof paper round and pleated foil. Tie securely. Place on a trivet or upturned saucer in a large saucepan. Fill saucepan with boiling water to come halfway up sides of bowl, cover saucepan and steam for 3 to 4 hours, topping up with boiling water when necessary. Turn out, sprinkle with warmed brandy and ignite. Serve with thick cream or custard.
 

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