Christmas recipe 2

Christmas recipe 2

Low Fat Christmas pudding


  • 75g (3 oz.) currants
  • 75g (3 oz.) sultanas
  • 115g (4 oz.) raisins
  • 75g (3 oz.) cherries
  • 75g (3 oz.) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 50g (2 oz.) fresh breadcrumbs
  • 50g (2 oz.) brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons gravy browning
  • 4 tablespoons brandy, rum or beer
  • Grated zest of ½ lemon and orange
  • 115g (4 oz.) grated apple
  • 115g (4 oz.) grated carrot
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 tablespoons of skimmed milk
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
    1. Combine all the dry pudding ingredients together in one bowl and al the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
    2. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix together well. Continue mixing until all the ingredients are well combined.
    3. Pour the pudding mixture into a 1 litre (2lb) pudding basin or a heatproof glass bowl, cover with aluminium foil and tie in place.
    4. Place the basin in a steamer and cook, covered, for 3 hours, topping up the water if necessary. Do not allow it to boil dry.

    [To reheat on Christmas Day, you can steam the pudding for 1-2 hours or microwave for 10 minutes. When cooked, carefully run a knife around the edge of the basin and then turn out onto a serving plate. Drizzle 4 tablespoons of brandy or rum over the top. If wished, you can set it alight and serve it flaming.]


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