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christmas 2010

  • Individual Christmas Puddings
  • 125 grams butter
  • ½ cup of dark brown sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 200 grams of quality fruit mince, preferably homemade
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • grated zest of 1 orange
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ cup of milk
  • ¼ cup of Brandy, Whisky, Port or orange juice
  1. Preheat your oven to 160°C (320°F)
  2. Grease 12 silcone muffin moulds or ramekins and place them into a roasting pan.
  3. In a large bowl or stand mixer cream the butter and sugar together.
  4. Beat in the egg yolks, one at a time.
  5. Fold through the fruit mince, raisins and grated zest.
  6. Sift the flour, cinnamon, cloves and salt and fold into the creamed mixture alternatively with the milk and baking soda.
  7. Finally fold through the Brandy or what you prefer and spoon the mixture in to the greased moulds.
  8. Carefully pour boiling water around the puddings to reach three quarters high. Cover the roasting pan with a lid, foil or cookie sheet baking tray.
  9. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, checking occasionally to ensure there is still plenty of water flowing around them.
  10. Turn out and serve immediately with crème Anglaise, lightly whipped cream and Brandy butter as desired.
  12. Leftover puddings or if you prefer to make the puddings ahead of time, can be reheated easily in the microwave for ½ a minute.
  13. Makes 12
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