Homemade Vegan Christmas Pudding

I do understand why some people say they don’t like Christmas pudding. No one likes a dry, crumbly boring, tasteless pud but this one is dark, rich, boozy and full of Christmas spirit – literally.  It’s very easy – you just throw all the ingredients in a bowl, mix them up together and steam for 8 hours – it evens makes the house smell festive. Go on try it – it’s better than buying one!

This pudding needs steaming for 8 hours so don’t start making it in the evening!

  • 3 cups of mixed dried fruit (Green raisins, raisins, cherries, blueberries, cranberries, sultanas and currants)
  • 5 dried apricots, chopped
  • ½ large cooking apple, diced
  • 1 carrot, finely grated
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • 2 slices wholemeal bread, breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • Pinch salt
  • ½ cup ground almonds
  • 1 cup veg suet
  • ¾ cup muscovado sugar
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • ½ large orange, juice and zest
  • ½ lemon, juice and zest
  • ¼ pint brandy

Mix everything well in a bowl then transfer to a greased 2 pint Pyrex bowl. Cover with greaseproof paper (put a pleat in it so it can expand) then tie with string to secure the paper. Cover with foil and tie again with a string handle so you can lift it in and out of the pan. Strand in two inches of boing water in a pan for 8 hours. On the day, heat for 1 ½ hours.

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One Response to Homemade Vegan Christmas Pudding

  1. thehomemakerslife says:

    Very nice!

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