Easy Christmas Pudding
125g Dates, chopped
125g Mixed Peel
125g Glace Cherries, chopped
½ Cup Brandy
500g Softened Butter
500g Brown Sugar
1 tsp Mixed Spice
3 Tbl sp Golden Syrup
500g fresh breadcrumbs
125g plain flour
1 ½ tsp salt
This is a very simple recipe for the microwave oven, and makes 2 Christmas puddings.
Place the fruit in a large bowl. Pour the brandy over the fruit and allow to soak covered, overnight.
Cream the butter and sugar. Add one lightly beaten egg at a time to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition. Add the remaining ingredients.
Grease and line a 2.5 litre pudding basin. Pour in half the mixture ( to 2.5cm/1” from the top of the basin) and smooth over the top.
Cook on medium for 28 muinutes. Remove from the microwave oven and allow to cool slightly. Repeat the procedure with the remaining half of the mixture.
Turn the pudding out of the basin and remove the paper lining. Serve hot or Cold.