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Christmas Pudding with carrots - achookwoman
« on: December 01, 2009, 01:05:58 pm »
Xmas Pud

Makes 25 plus serves.

Ingredients:

500g. raisins
500g sultanas
125g dates
125g currents
185g peel
125g cherries
125g slivered almonds
500g fresh bread crumb
1/2 cup or more of brandy
500g light brown sugar
500g butter
10 eggs
4 grated carrots
1 1/2 teasp. spice
3 Tablesp. golden syrup
1 1/2 teasp. sea salt
125g plain flour

Method:

Soak fruit in brandy over night.
cream butter and sug. in T.M bowl,after zapping the sugar and adding room temperature butter.
Add eggs one at a time, and beat to incorporate.
Tip soaked fruit into a VERY LARGE bowl, then mix every thing else in by hand.

This can be separated into several small bowls or at least 2 bowls.
Boil for 5 hours in well sealed basins.

notes
Peel and cut carrots into chunks, "grate" in T.M. until fairly small , but not mash.

Fruit can soak for as long as you like, but more than 12 hours.

I line the basins with oven bags. When the puddings are cooked and cool, I remove them from the basins they were cooked in, still enclosed in oven bags and then vacuum seal them. I keep them in the frige.

The puddings need to be reheated on Xmas Day. If large ,for 1 1/2 hours. If small for 3/4 hour or if they are the size that will serve 4 , then 4 mins. in the microwave will do.

The puds that are vacuum sealed can be simmered for up to an hour.

Sounds like a lot of fiddle but I usually make them over a couple of days in winter when it is too cold here to go out side. I also do the 5 hour boil on the combustion heater.

This pud has a loose texture and lovely flavour.
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Re: Christmas Pudding with carrots - achookwoman
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 12:52:25 am »

 thanks Thermomixer.

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Re: Christmas Pudding with carrots - achookwoman
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009, 03:02:53 am »
Good to make in the winter and vacc pack then freeze for later.  Would be good to have the slow combustion stove again, although if you make little ones then they won't need that long to cook.
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Re: Christmas Pudding with carrots - achookwoman
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2009, 10:09:04 am »
This lovely pudding could feed the reindeer as well as the rest of us. :P :P

Chookie, it looks lovely. Mum used to use oven bags when she made hers for a few years, but then she returned to calico-which I still use. It's all stained etc. I CANNOT make a lovely round pudding though. Perhaps I should shape it in a bowl. Then the family would have no laughs, better stay with my weird shapes, they have become tradition.
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Re: Christmas Pudding with carrots - achookwoman
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2009, 01:26:33 pm »
Just need to practise twisting them.  If you squeeze all the air out and twist the top hard it should definitely for a sphere.
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Re: Christmas Pudding with carrots - achookwoman
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2009, 09:03:12 am »
Will write that on my recipe and try for next year. Thanks.
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Re: Christmas Pudding with carrots - achookwoman
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2014, 07:34:31 pm »
Even better to see you here,  Thermomixer. ,!  I wouldn't be on the Forum if you and Judy hadn't helped me. This is indeed a lovely recipe but mine never look as good as this one.  Did you make it. .? You are after all a master cook. Best wishes for the Festive Season.

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Re: Christmas Pudding with carrots - achookwoman
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2014, 10:00:28 pm »
That photo looks amazing.

Chookie this is one of the recipe's I tried to make last year and somehow ended up with half of this one and half another, with key ingredients from both missing! Those pudding are still all wrapped up untouched. I might give a half recipe of this a go this year.

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Re: Christmas Pudding with carrots - achookwoman
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2014, 12:13:36 am »
Wishing you and Mrs T and the family a Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year Thermomixer. Take care.
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Re: Christmas Pudding with carrots - achookwoman
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2014, 05:18:34 am »
Wonder,  I used the last of last years PUD in the Santa Balls. 
It was so nice to hear from Thermomixer.  Always the gentleman.