Long time no see: Gluten Free & Vegan Clementine Christmas Pudding

Posted by ♦***Admin--Dia***♦ on December 19th, 2011. Filed under: Casein Free, Dairy Free and Vegan, Vegetarian, Wheat and Gluten Free.

clementine pudding
I’m sorry it has been so long since I have posted anything. Life… well is life, you know how it can be! But I have been thinking of this blog/website a lot lately and really wanted to do something for Christmas this year. It won’t top my 12 Days of Christmas Recipes from December 2009, but it will give you a little last minute recipe that you can surprise your friends and family with or just eat by yourself!:)

I don’t know about you, but I don’t really do all that much for the holidays, especially since it is such a “family” time of year and all of that jazz. I have however, always found baking and cooking a comfort during this time of year. Just the wonderful smells of cinnamon, clementines and ginger are enough for a temporary relief of whatever happens to be bothering you.

3/4 cup of chopped clementines
2 tsp of ground ginger
3 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 cup of vegan spread (For this recipe I used PURE soy spread)
3/4 cup dark soft brown sugar
3/4 cup gluten free bread crumbs (I used a stale loaf of bread that I had baked using just some rice flour and yeast, but you can use whichever bread you like to make the bread crumbs. All you need to do is put the stale bread, or even semi fresh bread in a food processor for a few seconds, and you get breadcrumbs. Easy!)
1/2 cup of rice flour
2 tsp gluten free baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
2 tsp of cider vinegar or 2 egg replacers

This really is a no fuss project because all you need to do is put all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix away until it looks well combined.

Grease your pudding bowls ( I used two 17cm bowls, but you can always make one big pudding or two smaller ones.)
Pour the mixture into the bowls.
Cover bowls with greaseproof paper and then with tinfoil.
Place in a steamer and steam for 3 to 5 hours.
For this pudding, I steamed 3 hours, but the longer you steam it the better it will taste and the darker it will become.
clementine pudding
You can also use this as a base recipe for any kind of Christmas pudding. If you don’t want to use clementines for example, you can replace with apples or sultanas or both! The possibilities are endless.
Check out my 7 mug pudding to get an even better idea of what you can put into a Christmas pudding.
When the pudding is finished steaming, let it cool down for 20-30 minutes before turning out over a cake stand.
I sprinkled some chopped nuts on top, but it is an optional thing. :)

Here are some other recipes from Christmas Past on Cooking With Dia:
Gingerbread Men and Women
Tipsy Laird
Vegan Christmas Fudge
Cinnamon and Peanut Brittle

Happy Holidays to all who still keep up with this blog!
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9 Responses to Long time no see: Gluten Free & Vegan Clementine Christmas Pudding

  1. Bob Smarks

    with everything that has been going on with your health and life i’m surprised you posted anything, but it’s good to see you posting again. and how rude people leave comments saying you should post more frequently, glad you deleted them. really stupid thing to say to someone who has pushed through her pain today to give you another free ORIGINAL recipe. People can be so rude.

  2. Michael

    Bob, people are just stupid. At least the comments aren’t there anymore. I have been following this blog since 2008, and I think people expect bloggers to keep on posting no matter what is going on in their lives. Dia doesn’t do it half assed, so it will take time to get something together. Dia, It’s great to see you back! Missed ya!

  3. ***Admin--Dia***

    Folks, I wish I could post as frequently as I used to, but like I said life happens. If you read my bio you’d perhaps understand a bit what I mean. Not going to get into it all on a post that I honestly only did today to show that I haven’t forgotten about this blog.

  4. Jen Jen

    OMG for real? If you people only knew! Are people supposed to blog from their sick beds now? Are you kidding me? Maybe if the blog wasn’t about taking pictures or filming videos and creating new recipes for people, maybe then people can blog from anywhere.

    Good for you Dia! Glad you posted a new yummy recipe!! It looks great as usual!

  5. Gemma

    Seriously, anyone who has mean comments like that to post, they are going to be removed. Dia has all of the reasons in the world not to post new blog entries, but hey lookie here, she did today, and none of you know what she had to deal with while pushing through to make it for you. So, please take a chill pill, and if you want more recipes look through her archives, as I’m sure you will agree there is a lot to read, look at and great ideas! Why do people jump on her and attack when she has posted something today? Where have any of you been? If you are so concerned about why she hasn’t posted in a few months, a nice email asking how she is doing would be more appreciated than your hate.

  6. Flickruser

    I for one like the twist on the xmas pudding. I agree with what everyone else has said here. Don’t attack a blogger because she hasn’t posted in a while. So dumb!

  7. Louise

    Hi Dia! Thank you so much for sharing this delightful recipe. I love the use of the clementines just as you have it posted. I can hardly wait to try it!

    I totally understand your life comment. My eye hasn’t mended yet and it is just impossible for me to sit in front of the glaring screen especially with this silly patch. I appreciate you taking the time to share your recipe. Here’s wishing you and yours a Healthy, Safe and Happy Holiday. Next year is going to be fabulous!!! Louise.

  8. Lauren M

    Thanks for the great recipe! My family loved it.

  9. ♦***Admin--Dia***♦

    Thanks! Hope you are doing better Louise! Glad you liked the recipe Lauren!

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