Did you know that your slow cooker can help you with dessert this Christmas?
A Christmas pudding is a traditional in many households, and they can be prepared both quickly and easily in a slow cooker. Here's our recipe below:
225g / 8oz raisins
225g / 8oz sultanas
225g / 8oz currants
225g / 8oz fresh breadcrumbs (whole-wheat or white)
50g / 2oz almonds – blanched and finely chopped
Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
2 small beaten eggs
250g / 9oz moist brown sugar
225g / 8oz shredded suet
50g / 2oz mixed peel
50g / 2oz plain flour (whole-wheat or white)
1 rounded teaspoon mixed spice
3 tablespoons of sherry or brandy
- Mixture will fill 4 x half pint basins
Grease the bowls and place a circle of greaseproof paper in the bottom of each.
In a large bowl mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
Fill the basins to 1cm below the rim. Do not pack the mixture in too tightly.
Cover with a piece of greaseproof paper pleated in the middle, then a piece of foil.
Tuck the foil securely under the rim of the basin and put the basins into the slow cooker.
Put enough boiling water in the slow cooker to reach half way up the pudding filled basin and set the puddings to cook.
Half way through the cooking time top the slow cooker up with boiling water.
If you like you're Christmas pudding to be light - Cook for approximately 16-23 hours.
If you like you're Christmas pudding to be darker - Cook for approximately 23 hours.
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