Thursday, 2 December 2010

Blogvent 2 - Microwave Christmas Pud...

Can't for the life of me remember where I got this recipe - but it's a handwritten copy signed Mrs Jones, although a few of my own twists x

Makes 2 2lb puddings

(100g) 4oz Plain Flour
(125g) 5oz Breadcrumbs (I prefer wholemeal)
(5ml) Tsp Mixed Spice
(150g) 6oz Soft Brown Sugar
(150g) 6oz Shredded Suet
(50g) 2oz Chopped Mixed Peel
(550g) 1 1/4 lb Mixed Dried Fruit
1 Lemon, grated rind and juice
1 Dessert Apple (approx, 4oz or 100g) Peeled and grated
3 Eggs Beaten
(120ml) 4floz Buttermilk
(60ml) 4 Tbsp Brandy or Stout
(30ml) 2 Tbsp Black Treacle

  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and make a well
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients, fold in and ensure well mixed
  3. Divide the mix between 2 (1 litre) 1 3/4 pint ovenproof basins which have been well greased
  4. Cover with clingfilm (ensure that you leave a fold in the middle to allow for steam)
  5. Cooking each pudding separately , microwave on high for 5 mins, leave to stand for 5mins, cook on high for a further 5 - leave to stand for at least 5 mins before turning out

You can make these in advance and store in the fridge for no more than a week or longer in the freezer (ensure fully defrosted before heating) re-heat for 2 1/2 minutes upside down on serving dish covered by basin or clingfilm and if you want it hotter warm for 30sec intervals until desired temp. Don't overheat the outside as the centre will be much much hotter.

A single portion takes 45-60 secs to re-heat gently.

Serve with or without brandy pyrotechnics x


  1. Ooh, I wasn't intending to make my own Christmas puds but this recipe sounds like a good 'un. May have to give it a go!

  2. Allen is going to give this a try. Half quantity this week then full quantity just before Christmas as there will be 6 of us on Christmas Day. Will let you know how his turn out. x


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