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.
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.
Happy Holidays to all who still keep up with this blog!
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