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craftysandra - 02/11/2015 10:31:36
   
Mincemeat and Sherry Pudding
This is now a family tradition on Christmas Day a much lighter pudding than a traditional Christmas pud. 1st made it for my eldests first Christmas so she could have pudding like us. Now its requested. Ingredients 2 tbs clear honey 8oz 225gmincemeat 4oz 120g caster sugar 4oz 120g soft margarine 6oz 180g SR flour 1tsp cinnamon 1tsp ground nutmeg 2 eggs 2 tbs sweet sherry (optional) Method 1. Place the honey in a 2.5 pt basin (1.4litre) and spread around the inside. Next press a coating of mincemeat over the honey to line the basin. 2. Place the remaining ingredients in a seaparatelarge bowl and mix them well until they are thoroughly combined. Spoon the mixture into the prepared basin cover with greasproof paper and a pudding cloth. Tied securely with string. Place the basin in a covered saucepan half filled with boiling water and steam over a low heat for 2 hours top up water as necessary. Microwave method 1. as above 2. Make the pudding as above but cook uncovered for 5.5 - 6.5 mins on HIGH then leave for 5 mins. Storage Thispudding may be made in advance and frozen for up to 3 months or stored for up to 3 days in the fridge. Reheat by steaming or reheating in the microwave on MEDIUM for 2-3 mins.
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Crafty Nanna - 02/11/2015 10:58:26
   
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ooh sounds good and with the exception of the caster all the sugars come from natural sources so we can all eat it (in moderation that is)
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craftysandra - 02/11/2015 11:46:51
   
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I serve it with custard but can be served with sweet white sauce or whatever you serve Christmas pud with.
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Nannybroomsticks - 02/11/2015 13:52:33
   
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Yum! That looks a tasty alternative. I would try the microwave method for speed that's for sure.
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craftysandra - 02/11/2015 14:37:11
   
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I do mine in the microwave so quick and easy and tastes yummy.
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ceej2 - 02/11/2015 19:08:23
   
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Fatless pud (apart from the fat in the mincemeat of course) has got to be a good option might give this a try....
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craftysandra - 03/11/2015 06:51:27
   
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Sorry Christa it does have fat in got missed out!!!!!!! In my defence whilst posting this recipe i did have a cat walking across me!!!!! Sorry everyone.
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tazzy - 03/11/2015 09:40:48
   
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Ooo will give this a go and freeze ahead of the Mad xmas rush cooking.. i really dont like a heavy xmas pud.. and when I worked we where given a pud each that was gorgeous.. I put off leaving for a few months because I didnt want to miss out on it :lol: :lol:
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Nannybroomsticks - 03/11/2015 12:05:13
   
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OH uses vegetarian "suet" in his homemade mincemeat. It still tastes super scrummy and no fat. It's Delia Smiths recipe for mincemeat. Because it's cooked for a few hours it keeps beautifully. The brandy helps too :lol: we still have 2 jars from last year and it's fine..had a few mince pies at the weekend.
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ceej2 - 03/11/2015 13:03:18
   
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"Nannybroomsticks":1mh036f8 wrote: OH uses vegetarian "suet" in his homemade mincemeat. It still tastes super scrummy and no fat. It's Delia Smiths recipe for mincemeat. Because it's cooked for a few hours it keeps beautifully. The brandy helps too :lol: we still have 2 jars from last year and it's fine..had a few mince pies at the weekend.
[/quote:1mh036f8] OOh going to check that out... the very idea of suet makes me queasy...but for the sake of a yummy mince pie I choose to ignore its existence :lol: ...and this from a woman whose (long long ago) childhood favourite treat was a nice piece of bread and dripping - with a bit of salt on it (Shock horror :lol:) I shudder at the thought of it now and would sooner eat my own feet... but back to festive fare... I love a nice rice fruity pud...with nuts of course ;)
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