Gluten-free Christmas pudding recipe

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  • Serves 6
  • 15mins to prepare and 2-3hrs to steam
  • 165 calories / serving
  • Freezable
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Gluten-free doesn't have to mean you can't enjoy the Christmas classics. The traditional Christmas pudding has been given a gluten-free twist using free-from ingredients, so you don't have to miss out on the festive treats. 

Mix all the fruits with the spices and nuts, if you are using them, and flours in a large bowl. Mix in the egg and brandy or fruit juices. Stir thoroughly. Spoon into a bowl big enough to be able to leave approx 3cm/1 inch space at the top. Cover with a double thickness of nonstick baking paper and secure with rubber bands or string.

Put in a large saucepan with water 2/3 of the way up the bowl. Bring to a gentle boil, cover the pan and steam for 2-3 hours. Remove from the pan, replace the baking paper with fresh, and store in a cool place till needed.

To serve, either re-steam for 2 hours or heat in a microwave (good but not quite as good as steaming) for 2-3 minutes. Warm a ladleful of brandy over the heat, pour over the pudding and light.

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  • Ingredients

  • 50g (2oz) raisins
  • 25g (1oz) sultanas
  • 25g (1oz) glacé cherries, halved
  • 25g (1oz) ready to eat prunes, chopped
  • 25g (1oz) dried apricots, chopped
  • 25g (1oz) dried dates or figs, chopped
  • 25g (1oz) dried cranberries
  • 1/2 large orange, grated rind and juice
  • 1/2 large lemon, grated rind and juice
  • 1/2 Bramley cooking apple, skin on, chopped finely in a food processor
  • 15g (1/2 oz) fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped or grated or 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4tsp ground mace
  • 1/2tsp ground nutmeg
  • 25g (1oz) flaked almonds or pine nuts (optional)
  • 50g (2oz) gram Doves Farm gluten free plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 75ml brandy or extra fruit juice, or a combination of the two
  • ladleful of brandy or whisky for flaming
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  • Energy 697kj 165kcal 8%
  • Fat 1.5g 2%
  • Saturates 0.4g 2%
  • Sugars 23.4g 26%
  • Salt 0.1g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 30.7g Protein 2.6g Fibre 2.8g


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