Gluten Free Traditional Christmas pudding

Gluten Free Traditional Christmas pudding

Gluten Free Traditional Christmas pudding

This recipe is gluten-free, wheat free and yeast free.

Serving size: 12 

Cooking time: 5 1/2 hour


Melted butter, to grease

375g dried mixed fruit

75g glace cherries, quartered

75g dried figs, chopped

75g dried pears, chopped

75g dried cranberries

75g pitted dried dates, chopped

2 tablespoons finely grated orange rind

1 cup (250ml) orange juice

1/3 cup (80ml) brandy

7/8 cup (135g) plain flour

7/8 cup (135g) self-raising flour

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon mixed spice

250g Unsalted butter,melted, cooled

1 cup (220g) firmly packed brown sugar

3 eggs, lightly whisked

Custard or ice-cream, to serve


Brush an 8 cup (2 litre) pudding basin with melted butter to grease. Line the base with rounds of baking


Combine the dried fruit, cherries, figs, pears, cranberries, dates, orange rind and juice in a medium

saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 10 minutes, or until fruits soften. Remove from heat and set

aside for 30 minutes to cool. Add the brandy and stir to combine.

Sift combined flours, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, mixed spice and nutmeg into a large bowl. Add fruit

mixture, butter, brown sugar and eggs and stir until well combined. Gently spoon mixture into prepared

pudding steamer, smooth top, and secure the lid.

Place pudding basin into a large saucepan. Pour in enough boiling water to combine halfway up the side of

the pan. Place over medium heat and bring to the boil. Cook, covered, topping up with extra boiling water if

necessary, for 5 hours 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the pudding comes out clean.

Remove steamer from saucepan, and set aside for 10 minutes before turning onto a serving plate. Serve

immediately with custard, ice-cream or brandy butter, if desired.

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