Christmas Pudding (Grain Free) November 21, 2012 13:30

A delicious grain free Christmas Pudding. Serves 8-10 (1 litre basin)

Ingredients

  • 100g sultanas
  • 100g raisins
  • 100g currants
  • 70ml cider
  • 70ml alcoholic ginger beer
  • 2 tbsp rum
  • 75g ground almonds
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g desiccated coconut
  • 100g coconut butter
  • 200g coconut nectar
  • 75g cooking apples, peeled and chopped
  • ½ zest of orange
  • ½ zest of lemon
  • 2 eggs

Method

  • Place all the dried fruit and candied peel in a mixing bowl; soak overnight with the alcohol.
  • Mix the ground almonds with the mixed spice, nutmeg, cinnamon & bicarb of soda.
  • Add the desiccated coconut, coconut butter and nectar to the ground almonds.
  • Drain the fruit from the alcohol. Add to the dried mixture along with the apple & grated zest.
  • In a separate basin, beat the eggs with the alcohol.
  • Add the liquid to the fruit and mix thoroughly.
  • Pack into a lightly greased basin (1litre). Cover with a sheet of greaseproof and aluminium foil and secure well.
  • Steam for 8 hours over a pan with simmering water, keep checking the water levels to prevent the pan going dry.
  • Remove from the steamer and allow cooling. Remove the greaseproof and foil and replace with new. Secure well.
  • Allow to mature for at least 2 months. Reheat by steaming for a further 2 hours.
  • Serve with rum and brandy sauce.