Many years ago now, I attended a series of workshops on cooking with the microwave where we were given recipes from The Sharp Test Kitchen and this is one of them and over the years I have altered it to become my Gluten Free Microwave Christmas Pudding. This makes a large pudding and I have tried it both this way and as a smaller one so I will give you both versions.
The Tupperware ‘Crisp It’ container is perfect for making this pudding!
I use this container for the smaller one:
What you need:
250g butter (125g)
250g brown sugar (125g)
4 eggs (2 eggs)
1kg mixed fruit (0.5kg dried fruit)
1 cup pie apple (1/2 cup pie apple)
1 cup plain Gluten Free flour (1/2 cup plain GF flour)
1.5 cups Gluten Free breadcrumbs (3/4 cup GF breadcrumbs)
1 teaspoon cinnamon (1/2 teaspoon cinnamon)
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (1/4 teaspoon nutmeg)
1/2 teaspoon ginger (1/4 teaspoon ginger)
1/2 teaspoon allspice (1/4 teaspoon allspice)
1 Tablespoon Golden Syrup (2 teaspoons Golden Syrup)
2 Tablespoons Parisienne Essence (1 Tablespoon Parisienne Essence)
!/2 cup Sweet Sherry (1/4 cup Sweet Sherry)
What you do:
- Cream butter and sugar
Add eggs and beat
Gradually add fruit alternatively with flour, breadcrumbs and spices
Fold in Golden Syrup, Parisienne Essence and Sherry
Grease and flour a large pudding shaped heatproof container – 2litres (1.25l)
Pack the mixture into the container and microwave on MEDIUM LOW/DEFROST for 38mins (Small version cook on LOW( 30%) for about 35 minutes or until cooked
Cover the outside edges of pudding with foil about 1″ wide and continue cooking on MEDIUM LOW/DEFROST for another 15-20 minutes or until cooked (this step not needed for smaller version)
Stand for 10-15 minutes before turning out
Now isn’t that the easiest Gluten Free Microwave Christmas Pudding that you have ever seen!!!! I’ll cut it open:
Perfect – A lovely moist Gluten Free Microwave Christmas pudding!
Until next time
Nanny Edit: This was the first time making this in my new microwave and I had to keep playing with the time and power level so just keep an eye on it. It will be a little undercooked in the middle when it is done and this will continue to cook as it cools.
Nanny Edit 2: It is delicious!! What else were we to do – I had to cut a slice to show you!!!