Quick Christmas Pudding

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Ingredients
125g Dried Apricots
100g Dried Prunes
400g Mixed Dried Fruits
3 Tbsp Cherry Brandy
zest and juice of 2 oranges
2 Tsp mixed spice
50g Mixed chopped nuts
200g dark brown muscovado sugar
100g Shredded vegetarian suet or frozen grated butter
2 eggs
75g fresh breadcrumbs
75g plain flour

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Chop the apricots and prunes into smaller pieces, add the mixed fruit into a medium sauce pan and pour in brandy, orange juice and zest of the orange. Stir well.

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Keep on the medium heat until most of the liquid is absorbed.

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Grease a 1.2 litre pudding bowl .

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In a bowl add the mixed spice, mixed chopped nuts, dark brown muscovado sugar, fresh breadcrumbs, plain flour and stir well

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Add the shredded vegetarian suet, If you don’t have any add some frozen grated butter.

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Mix in the 2 beaten eggs

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Finally add the brandy soaked fruit to the mix and stir well be hand.

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Spoon the mixture into the greased bowl

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Put the bowl in a sauce pan filled with water and add a small heat proof dish to the bottom of the pan to raise the pudding bowl over the water to create a steamer pan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 6 hours, check the water level regularly and top up with hot water as necessary to prevent the pan from boiling dry.

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Allow the pudding to cool a little and serve either by itself, with brandy cream,ice cream, cream or custard.

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