Christmas pudding is a type of pudding traditionally served as part of the Christmas dinner in the UK, Ireland and in other countries where it has been brought by British emigrants. It has its origins in medieval England, and is sometimes known as plum pudding or just "pud",though this can also refer to other kinds of boiled pudding involving dried fruit. Despite the name "plum pudding," the pudding contains no actual plums due to the pre-Victorian use of the word "plums" as a term for raisins.the pudding is composed of many dried fruits held together by egg and suet, sometimes moistened by treacle or molasses and flavoured with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and other spices. The pudding is usually aged for a month or more,even a year; the high alcohol content of the pudding prevents it from spoiling during this time.
But today I'm going to share this recipe without alcohol.i substituted alcohol with fresh grape juice. You can also use orange juice. This recipe calls for suet which is nothing but fat of animals and I just skipped suet and added butter to it. You can add any dry fruits as per your choice. It turns super yummy.
I hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turned out for you.
Dry fruits : 250 grams( I used raisins,sultanas,glazed cherries and dates)
Bread crumbs : 50 grams
All purpose flour/maida : 50 grams
Butter : 100 grams(unsalted)
Brown sugar : 75 grams
Egg : 1
Honey : 1 table spoon
Cinnamon powder : 1/2 tea spoon
Baking powder : 1/2 tea spoon
Nutmeg powder : 1/8 tea spoon
Grated apple : 1/2
Zest of one lemon
Zest of one orange
Rum or grape juice : 1/2 cup
Soak dry fruits in grape juice for overnight. If you are using rum,soak them for atleast 2 to 7 days.
Now take egg in a bowl, add whisk it well and add brown sugar and beat it well.
Now add all other ingredients and mix it well.
Now grease butter to deep 500 to 600 ml bowl and line bottom with parchment paper.
Now transfer this mixture to greased bowl and cover with parchment paper.
Now put aluminium foil on top tie with thread.
Now take big vessel and pour water and place this bowl in it and cover the vessel with lid.
Now steam it on medium flame for 2 to 3 hours.
Now remove the covers and invert it into a plate and serve.
|Take all your dry fruits|
|Add grape juice|
|Soak them for overnight|
|Now they are well soaked|
|Grease butter to your bowl and line with parchment paper|
|Take egg in a bowl|
|Add brown sugar|
|Mix it well|
|Add bread crumbs|
|Add grated apple|
|Add lemon and orange zest|
|Add baking powder and all spice powders|
|Add all soaked dry fruits|
|Mix it well|
|Spoon this into greased bowl|
|Cover with parchment paper|
|Then with aluminium foil|
|Now take water in a vessel and place a stand|
|Now put puffing bowl in it|
|Cover and steam it|
|Now it's well steamed|
|Invert it in a plate|