Lightning Fast Christmas Pudding

3.3/5 rating (27 votes)
  • Serves: 4-6
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Ready in: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
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Lightning Fast Christmas Pudding

Short on time this Christmas? Here is a sure fired way to create a great tasting Christmas Pud in just a couple of hours.

Ingredients

  • 250mls sloe gin
  • 50g black treacle
  • 3 tsp mixed spice
  • 100g soft brown sugar
  • 100g raisins
  • 100g sultanas
  • 1 small apple grated
  • 200g chopped Medjool dates
  • 100g currants
  • 50g candied fruits chopped optional
  • 150mls extra virgin olive oil
  • 50g toasted flaked almonds
  • 100g plain flour
  • 3 medium eggs, beaten
  • ¼ tsp salt

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Method

  • Place the gin, treacle, spice and sugar into a pan and just dissolve over a low heat.
  • Pour over the fruit, add the olive oil then cover with cling film and leave to cool completely overnight so the fruit plumps up well.
  • Next day add the almonds and flour, mix briefly, then add the eggs and finally salt.
  • Spoon into a 2lb non-stick loaf tin sealed well with oiled foil.
  • Place the tin into and deep tray and pour boiling water half way up the side of the tin (make sure it’s this high at all times)
  • Cook for 1 hour 15 minutes, 190C Gas 5. The centre of the pudding should be above 65C.
  • Once cooked remove from the tray and wrap in cling film, cool and refrigerate ‘til needed.
  • I slice and gently warm in a microwave, and serve with sauce or butter.

Phil's Tips

This recipe can be made into 8 small 65mm diameter plastic pots and steamed for 45 minutes.

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