For those of you who don't like Christmas Pudding, this is definitely the way to go...the Kleenmaid steam oven gives you a perfect result without any stodgy-ness!
- 1 jar of fruit mince
- 2 Cup mixed dried fruit of choice (craisins, raisins, apricots, pineapple, figs)
- 1 Cup mixed nuts of choice (anything but not peanuts)
- 2 oranges, zest and juice
- 2 lemons, zest and juice
- 150 g dark chocolate chips (or block of dark chocolate, broken into chunks)
- 3/4 Cup brandy
- 1 Cup flour
- 75 g unsalted butter
- 1/2 Cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1/4 Cup treacle
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp cloves
- 1 tsp cardamom
- 3 eggs
- Individual ramekins for steaming
Combine all fruit, nuts, chocolate, zest with juice and ½ of the brandy.
Cover and leave overnight, stirring occasionally.
In another bowl, combine flour and spices.
In large bowl, beat together sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
Add treacle and beat through. Beat in eggs one at a time.
Stir in flour mixture to make a thick batter.
Add brandied fruit and nuts and mix well.
Spoon into ramekins and process in steam oven for up to an hour.
To serve remove pudding from dish, douse with dash of brandy and ignite with cooks torch.
Serve with cream, custard or Brandy Hard sauce.