Christmas Recipe: Quick Christmas Pudding
Published 21/12/2015 | 10:41
On the eleventh day of Christmas, Avonmore made for me Quick Christmas Pudding...
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50g dried apricots, chopped
300g mixed dried fruit
100g dried figs, chopped
100g glace cherries, chopped
150g butter, softened
100g brown sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
60g plain flour
2 tsp mixed spice
Combine the first four ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and pour over the brandy. Microwave on medium-low for 10 minutes until the fruit has absorbed the brandy. Leave to cool.
Beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth.
Stir in the remaining ingredients, including the fruit mixture, until combined.
Lightly grease a 1.5-litre microwave-safe pudding basin and line the base with a circle of parchment paper. Spoon the mixture into the basin and smooth over the surface. Cover the pudding with a double layer of parchment paper and secure with kitchen string.
Place an overturned saucer in the microwave and rest the basin on it. Microwave on medium-low for 35 minutes. Leave to rest in the basin for 15 minutes, then insert a skewer into the centre to check if it is cooked through.
Turn out onto a plate and serve with Avonmore Freshly Whipped Cream or Avonmore Freshly Whipped Brandy Cream.
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