I can’t quite believe am managing to get this post done with all that’s going on in the house and its gone 1am but I made this, and even though I say so myself, it tasted great, so wanted to share the recipe.
Tris Strover at Tootsie’s nursery kindly gave me his Christmas Pudding recipe way back in 2011. He does all the cooking for Tootsies, and has won the Nursery World Food Award twice, and deservedly so. Anyway it’s one of my most popular posts, this time of year, funnily enough.
I’ve tried making it with gluten-free flour this year but it didn’t quite work. Maybe it’s because I didn’t take the crusts off the bread I used to make breadcrumbs. Anyway, moving on…
I’ve come up with grain-free, alcohol free version. Why do we think it’s ok for kids to eat food with alcohol in it? If you’re eating this and think you might miss the alcohol, have a glass of something with it.
Anyway Merry Christmas!!!
You will need… How to…
Gluten free, alcohol free Christmas pudding
1 lb pudding basin
Cotton or muslin
String or wool
50g candied peel
100g prunes, chopped
50g cranberries or natural glacé cherries
50g flaked almonds
zest and juice from one clementine
150ml maple syrup
90g ground almonds
3 medium sized eggs
level teaspoon mixed spice
level teaspoon cinnamon
level teaspoon baking powder
125g gluten free vegetable suet
1 apple peeled and chopped into small pieces
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