Last-Minute Christmas Pudding

The classic end to a traditional Christmas dinner – this recipe is amazingly quick to make. The end result tastes just as wonderful and it looks superb. Nobody will know that you made this as a last minute pudding.

The usual way of making this pudding is to steam it for 4-8 hours. This recipe just requires 20 minutes in the microwave. Serve with brandy butter or cream. I used some whisky to flambé the pudding at the end. It adds to the flavour of the pudding.

20201221_164846-01

PREP:  15 minutes  COOK TIME:  25 minutes  SERVES:  6-8

Ingredients

300g good-quality mincemeat

140g fine-shred orange marmalade

225g molasses cane sugar

4 tbsp black treacle

3 eggs, beaten

4 tbsp whisky

100g butter, frozen and coarsely grated

225t g self-raising flour

4 tbsp whisky to flambé (optional)

Brandy butter or cream to serve 

Instructions

Butter and line the base of a 1.5 litre or 21/4 pint pudding basin with greaseproof paper. In a large bowl, stir the ingredients together, adding them one at a time in the order they are listed, until everything is completely mixed.

Tip the pudding mixture into the prepared basin and cover with a circle of parchment. Place the pudding basin on a plate and microwave on Medium for 20-25 minutes until cooked and an inserted skewer comes out clean. Leave to stand for 5 minutes, then turn out onto an attractive cake stand. Place the whisky in a small bowl and use a match to set it alight. Pour the burning whisky on to the pudding. Serve with brandy butter or cream.

 

 

 

Published by

A Hint Of Spice

Hi. I am Padma and I am passionate about delicious food. Food is amazing in that it can take you to another place and time in your life just by the taste, smell and touch. Even a photograph evokes memories that lie dormant within us. I still remember a coconut candy that I used to eat as a child. Even though it’s not available now, I clearly remember the taste. It takes me back to my childhood pleasures as nothing else can. Being Indian, my palate is so used to spices. I started experimenting by mixing spices with European and other Western cuisines. The result is truly delicious. I love trying out different spices with different recipes. Sometimes I use the powder and sometimes I grind the spices with other herbs, onions, etc in the blender. The result is quite spectacular – a lovely fusion of the East and West. I hope you like my recipes and are inspired enough to try out a few of them. I would love to hear back from you. You can contact me at pvardaraj@gmail.com.

9 thoughts on “Last-Minute Christmas Pudding

  1. Wow! This is an absolutely sensational pudding 😋 I wouldn’t have guessed that it takes 20 minutes to cook. It looks wonderful and festive – I’m sure it is a hit and it disappears quickly from the cake stand! I’m adding your recipe to my list of must-try desserts 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s