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Christmas Toffee Pudding

message posted 01-Sep-09 09:04:58
Serves 6

(Can be) Vegan

Preparation time 20 mins
Cooking time 1 hour 10 mins

Pudding ingredients

175g figs, chopped
175ml boiling water
tsp vanilla essence
2tsp coffee essence
4tsp bicarbonate of soda
75g butter or soya margarine
150g caster sugar
2 free-range eggs/egg replacer*
175g self-raising flour

To make the pudding

1 Place the figs in a bowl and cover with the water. Add the essence and bicarbonate of soda.

2 In a bowl cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, a small amount at a time, beating well.

3 Fold in the flour and fruit together with the liquid and pour into a 2 pint pudding bowl. Place on a baking sheet and cook for 1 hour 10 minutes at 150C/300F/Gas Mark 2.

Sauce ingredients

175g soft brown sugar
110g butter or vegan margarine
6tbsp / 90ml double cream / soya cream
25g walnuts, chopped

To make the sauce

1 Melt all ingredients together in a saucepan and simmer gently.
2 Pour over the pudding.

* available from health food stores

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