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Rich Plum Pudding by Exec Sous Chef Arun Kala, Ananda in the Himalayas

Today’s Traveller invites Exec Sous Chef Arun Kala, Ananda in the Himalayas to share his favourite Christmas Delight.

Exec Sous Chef Arun Kala, Ananda in the Himalayas shares his Christmas Delight :  Plum Pudding
Exec Sous Chef Arun Kala, Ananda in the Himalayas shares his Christmas Delight : Plum Pudding

Christmas is the season of joy, of gifting, and of family-bonding. Exec Sous Chef Chef Arun Kala, Ananda in the Himalayas shares the recipe with our readers, specially the foodies, for this absolutely sumptuous Plum Pudding so they can cook and bake for their loved ones..

Plum Pudding

Plum pudding is a holiday staple. Baked in individual moulds, it becomes an elegant dessert. Jam packed with dried currants, raisin, apricots, almonds and spices, the puddings are flavorful enough on their own, but can be dressed up with a swirl of whipped cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a pool of crème anglaise.

Ingredients

2cupsdried currants8Noseggs
3cupsraisins1Tbsground cinnamon
1cupchopped dried apricots1Tbsground allspice
cup cupblanched, sliced almonds dark rum  Grated zest of 2 medium lemons Grated zest  of 1 orange
2cupunsalted butter1tspsalt
1cuplight or dark brown sugar3cupsself-rising flour
Exec Sous Chef Arun Kala shares his Christmas Delight :  Plum Pudding
Exec Sous Chef Arun Kala shares his Christmas Delight : Plum Pudding

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the currants, raisins, apricots, and almonds. Stir in the rum and set aside for 24 hours
  3. In another large mixing bowl, beat together butter, the brown sugar, and slowly add the eggs, cinnamon, allspice, and zest and beat until well mixed. Add the salt and flour fold gently. Lastly add the fruit mix thoroughly.
  4. Grease 25 muffin moulds with butter and fill them half way up with the above mix, cover the moulds with tin foil. Place the puddings in a large roasting pan and add hot water to the pan to reach halfway up the sides of the puddings. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a pudding comes out clean. Remove from the moulds and serve hot with choice creme anglaise, vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Servings: 25

Degree of Difficulty 

Degree of Difficulty: Moderately  difficult

Cooking Times            

Preparation Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour

Nutrition Facts          

Serving size: 1/25 of a recipe.

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information provided by the recipe author.

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