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Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding

Serves 8 

Nutritional information

Per serving 

Energy
130kcal
Fat
2.8g
Saturated fat
0.40g
Carbohydrate
22.4g
Sugar
10.0g
Fibre
3.2g
Protein
2.7g
Salt
0.10g

 

Ingredients

  • 25g sultanas
  • 25g currants
  • 25g raisins
  • 10g mixed peel
  • 1 tbsp mixed spice
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 spray of oil or half tsp oil
  • 20g glace cherries, chopped
  • 10g whole almonds
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 unpeeled apple, grated
  • 1 small carrot, grated 
  • 50g fine oatmeal
  • 30g wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Zest 1 orange
  • Zest 1 lemon
  • 10g sunflower seeds
  • 10g pumpkin seeds 

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2.Place all the dried fruits and spices into a bowl with 50ml boiling water. Cover and leave for 15 minutes.

3. Brush oil around a standard size pudding basin. Put the whole cherries and whole almonds on the bottom of the pudding basin.

4. In a separate bowl, mash the banana. Mix in the grated apple, carrot, oatmeal, flour, baking powder, zest and seeds.

5. Add the fruits, spices and their water, mixing everything together. Spoon into the pudding basin.

6. Cover with greaseproof paper and foil, and wrap tightly.

7. Stand the pudding in a deep oven tray with roughly 5cm of water in it. Bake for 1 hour.

8. Remove the pudding from the baking tray and cook for a further 10 minutes.

9. Remove from the oven and leave covered. Allow to cool a little before serving.

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