25 November 2014

Slower Cooker Christmas Pudding

This recipe was contributed to the Recipe File by Cheapskater Belinda Pettitt and it is just brilliant. It's not only economical, costing just $4.60 to make, but easy and delicious too. If you haven't made your Christmas pudding yet, don't despair. With this recipe there is no need to watch a boiling pot for hours on end while the pudding steams. Instead drag out the slow cooker and let it works it's magic to perfectly steam your Christmas pudding.

Slower Cooker Christmas Pudding

500 g mixed dried fruit
1/2 cup brown sugar
90 g butter
1/3 cup sherry or brandy
1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup SR flour
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice

In a saucepan, combined fruit, sugar, butter and sherry, heat until melted and mixture boils. Remove from heat add bi-carb and allow to cool completely. Grease a 6 cup capacity pudding bowl. Add eggs, flour, and spice to cooled mixture and mix until well combined. Pour mixture into pudding bowl, cover with a double layer of foil and tie firmly with string to form a good seal. Place into slow cooker and pour sufficient water to come two thirds way up sides of bowl. Cover and cook on HIGH for 5-7 hours.

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