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Easy Christmas pudding with vegan options

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12 portion(s)


  • 125 g dates
  • 125 g currants
  • 125 g sultanas
  • 125 g raisins
  • 60 g Butter, or vegan margarine
  • 130 g brown sugar
  • 420 g water, (or milk if you prefer)
  • 80 g brandy
  • 1 teaspoon Bi-carbonate of Soda, rounded
  • 260 g SR flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg or mixed spice
  • 6
    Preparation 30min
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    Recipe is created for
    TM 5
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Add dates to mixing bowl and turbo for 2 seconds.  

  2. Add remaining dried fruit, butter (or margarine), water (or milk) and brandy.  

  3. Cook for 10 minutes on 100 degrees Reverse, speed 1.5

  4. Add bi-carb soda and sugar and stir with spatula.  Allow to cool to 60 degrees.

  5. Add flour, vanilla and spices.  Incorporate with spatula, then mix on Reverse for 20 seconds, speed 3.  

  6. Pour into greased pudding basin, secure lid and steam in a large pan of boiling water for 3 hours.  Top up with boiling water regularly so that it doesn't boil dry.  

  7. Enjoy with your choices of brandy sauce, cream and/or icecream.


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I make this well in advance, wrap in cling wrap, put back into my pudding steamer and freeze until Christmas.  Then on Christmas day I take it out of the cling wrap, put back into the steamer and reheat by steaming for another hour.   

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  • My 13YO made this for Christmas....OMG...amazing...

    Submitted by feeswee on 26. December 2016 - 14:46.

    My 13YO made this for Christmas....OMG...amazing and sooooo simple. We substituted the fruit and Brandy for the Aldi mixed fruit already mixed with Brandy. So moist. Yummy, thanks for sharing!

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