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):
|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|
- Sieve all the dry ingredients together and mix well.
- Stir in all remaining ingredients until mixed.
- Lightly grease a half-litre (one pint) microwave-safe pudding basin and fill with the mixture.
- Cover with clingfilm and make a slit in the top to allow steam to escape. Cook in microwave on high for 10 minutes.
- Allow to stand for 10 minutes after cooking.
- Sprinkle with brandy and serve.
tag: Christmas Pudding, Microwave, Recipes, Marguerite Patten OBE