This rich Chocolate Christmas Pudding is the perfect ending to any Christmas meal. While still bursting with traditional Christmas pudding flavour, the addition of chocolate will make it a favourite for the whole family.
How to Cook
Place the butter, sugar, salt and spices into a large bowl. Beat until the mixture is light and creamy. Add the melted chocolate and beat until the mixture is smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Fold in the flour, mixed fruit and baking soda previously dissolved in the boiling water. Lastly, add the brandy and orange juice.
Grease a 2 litre pudding basin and pour in the mixture, making sure there is 2cm spare at the top to allow the mixture to rise in the basin. Fit a sheet of baking paper and secure the lid onto the basin. Alternatively, using string, tie aluminium foil securely around the top.
Place the basin in a large saucepan and pour boiling water into the saucepan around the basin to reach halfway up the sides of the pudding. Place a lid on the saucepan and bring to the boil, then simmer over low heat for 3 hours, adding water when necessary to keep the water level constant. Remove the pudding from the saucepan and serve with chocolate sauce, custard or brandy cream.
1 ½ cups brown sugar
pinch of Cerebos salt
½ tsp Gregg's Whole Nutmeg, freshly ground
2 tsp Gregg's Ground Cinnamon
¼ tsp Gregg's Ground Allspice
150g cooking chocolate, melted
3 large eggs
2 cups plain flour
3 cups mixed fruit (300g)
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp boiling water
¼ cup brandy
¼ cup orange juice
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