Im so proud of this, I used my great grandmothers recipe and changed it a little so that it was gluten free. I hope you all enjoy making and eating this fantastic plum pudding.
1/2 cup sultanas
1/2 cup currants
1/2 cup dates chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup dried blueberries
1/4 cup prunes chopped
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup Almond flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp mixed spice
1/2 tsp bi carb soda
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
Brown spirit of your choice (I like scotch or bourbon)
Crushed nuts of your choice (a little twist)
Ginger (a little twist)
Mix all the fruit into a bowl and add some of your spirits (about 2-4 tbs) and let soak for a couple of days.
After a couple of days you are now ready to combine the other ingredients together and form your pudding. First thing you need to do is in a big pot boil some water (this is what you will be cooking your pudding in).
In 1 bowl mix together the almond flour, bi carb soda, salt and spices. Now you need to add the soaked fruit to the dry ingredients and mix well so that all the fruit is coated in the flour mix. Set this aside. In your food processor mix your oil, sugar and eggs. Make a well in the flour and fruit mix and add the egg mixture. If it is a little dry add some more of your spirits (this adds great flavor to your pudding).
We now have to get our cloth ready so that we can place our pudding mix into it. First you need to fold the cloth into triangles then into triangles and into triangles again. Dunk your cloth into the boiling water about 2/3 of the way in with pointy end going in first. Take it out and open it up on your bench and sprinkle almond flour over the wet area (this stops the pudding from sticking to the cloth). Place your pudding mix in the middle of your cloth, gather your edges and tie up firmly.
To cook your pudding place it into the pot of boiling water making sure it is fully covered with water and boil for around 4 hours. Once done you can eat it or hang it up to dry and re boil for an hour or two when Christmas day is here.
Eat with coconut cream and dairy free custard.