Easy Christmas Puddings

SERVES: 8 Persons
PREPARATION TIME: 10 min
COOKING TIME: 20 min
STANDING TIME: 2 min

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup Cointreau or brandy
  • 2 cups mixed dried fruit (chopped dates, currants, craisins or goji berries, raisins)
  • 75 g butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 1.25 cups plain flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • To serve, custard or cream and fresh cherries

METHOD

  1. Fill Micro Urban base with 400ml cold water. Stack Large Shielded Colander inside. Place 8 Microwave Ramekins inside.
  2. Place Cointreau into MicroCook Pitcher. Heat on High/100%/900 watts for 60 seconds. Stir in fruit. Cool.
  3. Place butter and sugar into a bowl and whisk until soft and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in fruit, flour, spices and bicarbonate of soda with a spatula until just combined.
  4. Spoon into ramekins, ¾ full for 8 or 10 smaller ones. Add Shielded Cover and cook in microwave on High/100 %/900 watts for 13 minutes, or until cooked when gently pressed on top. Remove Large Shielded Colander from base, stand 2 minutes.
  5. Gently squeeze ramekins and unmould onto a plate. Cool. Use up remaining mixture in two ramekins if making 10, cook for 6 minutes. Serve with custard or cream.

 

TupperTip: If you are making four at a time, halve mixture, check after 7 minutes of cooking. 

For gifting: Mix 1 ½ cups sifted icing sugar and enough water or lemon juice to enable spreading. Top with a maraschino cherry. Wrap in cellophane bags with a ribbon.