Christmas Pudding

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This is a traditional Steamed Christmas Pudding

I have changed it to be gluten, grain and GMO free.

Also traditional Steamed Christmas Puddings are usually steamed for about 6 hours.  This one has the fruit mixture boil for 5 minutes before steaming. This cuts the cooking time by about three hours, saving considerable energy costs.

Steamed Christmas Pudding

Ingredients Steamed Christmas Pudding

Christmas pudding Ingredients
  • 3 cups of mixed fruit – this has sultanas, raisins, currants, citrus peel
  • 1/2 cup Chopped dates
  • 1 jar of mixed fruit
  • 125 g butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 4 eggs – lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp bicarb soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • Sweetener – you can use maple syrup or stevia and zero
  • Baking paper and string


1.   Slightly brown the slivered almonds in a little coconut oil over low heat.

Sute Almonds
Sute Almonds

2.   Grease the steaming bowl with coconut oil and place the slivered almonds in the bottom of the bowl – this will be the top of the steamed Christmas pudding.

Almonds for the top
Almonds for the top

3. Place in a saucepan 2 cups of water, the mixed fruit and the jar of mixed fruit, the chopped dates, the butter and oil and the spices. Bring this mixture to the boil and gently boil for 5 minutes.

Boil Christmas pudding ingredients.
Gentle boil for 5 mins

4.   Remove from heat and add the baking powder and the bicarb soda. Also,

add the sweetener. Let the mixture cool for about 15 minutes.

5.   Add the eggs and stir well

6.   Stir in the flours

7.  Place the mixture in the bowl over the top of the almonds. Flatten out the top so that it does not rise unevenly.

Ready to cook
Ready to cook

8. Cut a piece of baking paper larger than the top of the bowl. Pleat it both ways to leave expansion room as the steamed Christmas pudding cooks.

Pleat the paper cover
Pleat the paper cover

9.   Tie the string around and then over to form a handle and then back around the bowl. Although this is a handle, do not trust it alone, be careful when you are lifting the full bowl.

Paper cover
Paper cover

10. In a saucepan large enough to put the bowl in, put about 2 inches of water in it and place the bowl in the water.  Bring the water to a boil and place the lid on the saucepan. Now just simmer it for about three hours.  Check the feel of the top of the pudding, if it feels like it is not cooked, cover it and cook for another half hour.

11. When it is cooked, remove from the saucepan and take the paper off. Turn it upside down onto a plate. Let the pudding rest for about 15 minutes.

Christmas Pudding

The steamed Christmas pudding can be eaten hot or cold, it is wonderful either way.  Top with custard or cream (or both).

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