Chocolate Kirsch Cherry Christmas Pudding

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  • Serves: 8
  • Prep Time: 40 mins
  • Ready in: 5 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Chocolate Kirsch Cherry Christmas Pudding
 

Fancy a change from the traditional Christmas Pudding?

Love chocolate?

Love Cherries?

Then read on...

Ingredients

  • 100g glace cherries, cut into halves
  • 50g sultanas
  • 50g currants
  • 50g raisins
  • 1 medium green apple, cored and peeled, then grated
  • 50g muscovado sugar
  • 2 tbsp black treacle
  • 75mls extra virgin olive oil
  • 100mls Kirsch or Vodka
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 80g bitter chocolate 70% cocoa solids, grated
  • 50g plain flour
  • 25g cocoa powder

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Method

  • Soak the fruits, apple, sugar, treacle, olive oil and in the whiskey and leave overnight if possible.
  • Next mix the spice, salt, grated chocolate flour and cocoa powder together.
  • Place the egg into the soaked fruit and mix well, then add the dry ingredients
  • Place the mixture into the pudding basin and cover with a circle of greaseproof paper.
  • Place a large piece of foil on top of a large piece of greaseproof paper then fold in the
  • centre to make a pleat. Place the pleated papers on top of the pudding basin and use a
  • long
  • Tie a piece of string to tightly tie the papers just below the rim of the basin. With an extra
  • piece of string, tie a long loop across the top - you can use this as a handle to help lower
  • and lift the pudding in and out of the pan.
  • Place a heatproof saucer in the bottom of a large saucepan and sit the pudding on top. Fill
  • the pan with enough boiling water to come halfway up the sides of the basin then cover
  • with a tightly fitting lid and bring the water to the boil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer gently for about 1 hour 35-40 minutes.
  • Check the water every couple of hours and add extra boiling water as necessary to
  • maintain the water level.

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