Dark Chocolate and Cherry Christmas Pudding

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READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix together the dried fruit, treacle, olive oil, apple and whiskey and leave for at least 4 hours , or overnight if possible.
  • Mix all dry ingredients together.
  • Add the egg to the soaked fruit and mix well.
  • Finally add the dry ingredients and mix well, but do not over-mix.
  • Place the mixture in a pudding basin, 617cm (6 1/2 in) in diameter and 9cm (3 1/2 in) deep, and cover with a circle of greaseproof paper.
  • Place a large piece of foil on top of a large piece of greaseproof paper, then fold in the centre to make a pleat.
  • Place the pleated papers on top of the pudding basin and use a long piece of string to tightly tie just below the rim of the basin.
  • With an extra piece of string, tie a long loop across the top, you can use this as a handle to help lower and lift the pudding in and out of the pan.
  • Place a heatproof sauce in the bottom of a large saucepan and sit the pudding on top.
  • Fill the pan with enough boiling water to come halfway up the side of the basin, then cover with a tightly fitting lid.
  • Bring the water to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer gently for 4-5 hours.
  • Check the water every couple of hours, and add extra boiling water as necessary to maintain the water level until the pudding had cooked.
  • Serve with clotted cream.
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