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Christmas Pudding

½ cup raw sugar

1 cup mixed fruit

¼ cup dates

35g butter

1 teaspoon mixed spice

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 ¼ cups self raising flour

¼ teaspoon Bake Aid (slightly heaped)

 

Place sugar, fruit, butter, spice and milk into a saucepan. Bring to the boil, stir, add soda. Allow to cool until warm.

Sift the flour and the Bake Aid 3 times, add to the other ingredients and mix through.

Grease a 7 cup pudding basin, spoon the mixture into the basin and place a round of baking paper over the surface of the pudding. Place two pieces of aluminium foil over the top of the basin and secure with string.

Place on a steamer, or a rack that will fit into a large stock pot, and pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up the side of the basin. Cover and simmer, topping up with water when necessary, for 2 hours.

To serve, invert the hot pudding onto the serving plate.

Cut into wedges and serve with cream, brandy sauce, custard or icecream.

 

 

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