Not Saussure

December 16, 2006

Marguerite Patten’s Christmas Pud-cast

Filed under: Food — notsaussure @ 12:48 am

I read in the print edition of Metro today (can’t find it on their website) that Britain’s first TV chef, Marguerite Patten, has released a 3 minute podcast showing how to make a traditional Christmas pudding for the microwave in 12 minutes.

Should you wish to try it, here it is (method and ingredients below):

Pudding Ingredients
50 g butter 50 g cherries
50 g plain flour 50 g currants
One teaspoon mixed spice juice of half a lemon
75 g white breadcrumbs 2 eggs
100 g soft dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons of treacle
150 g sultanas 1 tablespoon of golden syrup
75 g raisins 50 ml orange juice
50 g dates 75 ml apple juice


  1. Sieve all the dry ingredients together and mix well.
  2. Stir in all remaining ingredients until mixed.
  3. Lightly grease a half-litre (one pint) microwave-safe pudding basin and fill with the mixture.
  4. Cover with clingfilm and make a slit in the top to allow steam to escape. Cook in microwave on high for 10 minutes.
  5. Allow to stand for 10 minutes after cooking.
  6. Sprinkle with brandy and serve.


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1 Comment »

  1. Great that a few of us were inspired by this and all had the same idea. I would have loved to have embedded the vid in my blog as you have done, but I don’t know how to do it. For next time, would you let me have the code to embed like this. I’d be very grateful.


    Comment by Trig — December 19, 2006 @ 5:28 pm

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