Betty's Microwave "Steamed" Christmas Pudding

Betty's Microwave Steamed Christmas Pudding Recipe

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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.


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30 Min
25 Min


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

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About Betty's Microwave "Steamed" Christmas Pudding

Course/Dish: Puddings
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: English
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Heirloom

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