Christmas Figgy Pudding

Christmas Figgy Pudding


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One of the many variants on plum pudding, this steamed pudding recipe is a bit easier to make and just as delicious with figs and ginger!

TanyaS Victoria, Australia

Makes: 1 steamed pudding

  • 1 cup dried figs
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup margarine, melted
  • 1 cup boiling water

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:2hours  ›  Ready in:2hours30min 

  1. Remove the stems from the figs. Place in a saucepan and cover with water, then simmer for 30 minutes. Drain and finely dice the figs. Grease a 2 litre pudding mold with a cover.
  2. Sift together the flour together with the ginger, bicarb soda and salt into a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, mix well the figs, egg, molasses and melted margarine.
  3. Alternately add the flour mixture and the boiling water to the fig mixture, mixing well. (NOTE: water must be boiling!) Pour into pudding mold and cover.
  4. Place mold on a trivet in a large saucepan. Add boiling water to come halfway up the sides of the mold. Cover and steam over medium-low for 2 hours. If necessary top up with more boiling water as needed.
  5. Unmold and serve with vanilla ice cream or rum butter!

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