Mini Christmas Puddings
These puddings are best made ahead of Christmas, but a couple of weeks is sufficient.
Make these mini Christmas Puddings on your ElectricKit Aga
This recipe for mini Christmas puddings will save you from the ‘left over christmas eat up’ – where we all continue to consume the calories even though we have pledged to stop
Ingredients you will need:-
225g (8oz) self-raising flour
soft butter – 225g (8oz)
Breadcrumbs – 225g (8oz)
Sultanas 225g (8oz)
raisins 225g (8oz)
currants 225g (8oz)
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
free range eggs x 3
3 tbsp milk
Rind and juice of 1 lemon and 1 orange
2 tbsp whisky
This recipe serves 12 x 175 g (6 oz) puddings
This is what you do:-
Place the flour into a large mixing bowl and rub in the soft butter. Add the other dry ingredients including the marmalade and spices. Beat the eggs with the milk. Additionally put into the mixture the rind and juice of the lemon and orange. Finally, add the whisky to make a dropping consistency, with a little more milk if necessary.
Mix well together and make a wish!
Grease 12 x 175g (6 oz) mini pudding basins and divide the mixture between them. Cover with baking parchment, then a double layer of foil. Place the basins in the large AGA roasting tin and pour in boiling water to come halfway up the basins.
2, 3 and 4-oven AGA – place the roasting tin on the floor of the Roasting Oven and simmer for 20 minutes and then transfer to the floor of the Simmering Oven for 5-6 hours
ElectricKit oven – Turn your Roasting Oven temperature to 120 degrees and place your tin on the second set of runners down from the top – cook for 4-5 hours
On Christmas Day, place the basins in the Simmering Oven to heat through for 2 hours (no need for any water bath).
Serve with a brandy sauce, custard or crème fraiche
Conventional cooking – Start cooking at 200ºC (400ºF), fan oven 180º, Gas Mark 6 for 20 minutes then turn the oven 140ºC (275ºF), fan oven 120ºC and cook for a further 5 hours.