Easy-Cook Christmas Pudding

Easy-Cook Christmas Pudding

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Prepare your pudding early so the flavours have time to develop. On Christmas Day simply take it out of the fridge and steam away.
Calories: 7325

Ingredients
 

  • 1 1/2 cups sultanas golden raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped raisins
  • 3/4 cup currants
  • 1 cup pitted and chopped prunes
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground Mixed Spice All Spice / Pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 cup firm butter grated
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 green apple peeled, cored, grated
  • 1/4 cup golden syrup substitute light corn syrup
  • 3 eggs beaten

Creamy Rum Custard

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 cup thickened cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp rum

Instructions

  • 1 Combine sultanas, raisins, currants, prunes, apricots and brandy. Cover and let stand overnight.
  • 2 Sift flour, baking powder and mixed spice into a bowl. Add butter, sugar and breadcrumbs. Rub the butter through the dry ingredients with your fingertips.
  • 3 Add apple, golden syrup, eggs and fruit. Mix well.
  • 4 Spoon into a greased and baselined 10-cup pudding basin (from specialty kitchen shops). Cover with a greased sheet of baking paper, aluminium foil and another sheet of baking paper. Secure with wetted string. Place in a saucepan of boiling water (ensure the water is one-third up the side of the basin).
  • 5 Cover pan and gently boil for 4 hours (check water every 30 minutes). Carefully remove pudding basin from steamer. Cool 15 minutes before turning out.
  • Cool and wrap in plastic film and store in the refrigerator. Christmas Day: allow pudding to return to room temperature, then steam for 2 hours. Serve with custard.
  • Creamy Rum Custard
  • Beat egg yolks and sugar in the top of a double saucepan over boiling water.
  • Stir until thick and creamy, about 10 minutes.
  • Add blended cornflour, cream and milk. Continue stirring constantly until custard thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon, about 10 minutes.
  • Cool slightly, add rum. Serve warm or chilled.
Calories: 7325 kcal
Carbohydrates: 1153 g
Protein: 102 g
Fat: 279g
Saturated Fat: 159 g
Trans Fat: 6 g
Cholesterol: 1995 mg
Sodium: 3808 mg
Potassium: 7442 mg
Fiber: 75 g
Sugar: 600 g
Vitamin A: 13685 IU
Vitamin C: 90 mg
Calcium: 1709 mg
Iron: 44 mg
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