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betty's microwave "steamed" christmas pudding

Recipe by
Betty Bramanis

I had this recipe given to me by a lovely friend and I'm keeping it here for safe keeping. A "steamed" style fruit pudding using dried fruit. I am yet to make this and love the idea of using my microwave rather than spending hours steaming a pudding. Recipe is based on a 1000 watt microwave.

yield 8 -10
prep time 30 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Microwave

Ingredients For betty's microwave "steamed" christmas pudding

  • 1 pound dried mixed fruit
  • 3.5 ounces (100g) dried dates, chopped (use kitchen scissors)
  • 3.5 ounces (100g) dried prunes, seeds removed and choppe
  • 5 ounces (150g) butter
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup self raising flour

How To Make betty's microwave "steamed" christmas pudding

  • 1
    Grease a 10 cup capacity microwave safe glass or ceramic pudding bowl and line with baking paper.
  • 2
    Place the dried fruit in a butter with 1/2 cup of water n a separate medium/large bowl and microwave for 2 minutes on high or until butter is melted and mixture is hot. Add in the bicarb - it will fizzle and grow! Set aside for 20 minutes to cool.
  • 3
    Add everything else and stir well. Spoon into the prepared bowl and level the top. Cover with baking paper and secure with kitchen string.
  • 4
    Place a microwave safe plate upside down in the middle of the microwave plate. Place the pudding bowl in the middle of the upside down plate.
  • 5
    Microwave on a medium-low heat (30%) for 25 minutes. Stand for 15 minutes. Remove the paper and string and turn onto a serving plate. Serve warm with lashings of custard and cream!