Christmas Pudding

With only 10 days until Christmas, I just had to share my favourite Christmas Recipe.

It’s hard for me to find a year where I haven’t enjoyed this Christmas classic. And I cannot wait to gobble this up again when we go home for Christmas.

May you have a wonderful Christmas season and enjoy the fellowship with your family and friends.

Christmas Pudding

450g raisins
450g currants
450g sultanas
250g peel
250g almonds, sliced
250g glace cherries
1 ½ cups sherry
450g flour
450g butter
450g brown sugar
1 teaspoon nutmeg
3 teaspoons mixed spice
300g breadcrumbs
5 eggs
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon bi-carb soda

55g butter
55g flour
¾ cup milk
55g sugar
2 tablespoons rum

Combine all the dried fruit, peel, almonds and cherries in a bowl. Soak in sherry overnight – stir occasionally to increase absorption. Mix butter and flour together, add sugar, spice and breadcrumbs. Once mixed well, add eggs, syrup, milk and bi-carb soda. Lastly add fruit and mix well. Place mixture into greased pudding steamers. Boil in saucepan for 3-4 hours for a large pudding or 2-3 hours for a small pudding – be sure to check on water levels. If you do not have a pudding steamer, place mixture in a greased round ceramic bowl. Cover top with tin foil and use cooking string/elastic bands to seal so that the water doesn’t get in bowl.

Serve with custard and ice cream, or my new favourite – a wonderful white rum sauce. Melt butter in saucepan, add flour to make a thick paste. Lower the heat and cook for 1 minute (be careful not to burn). Using a whisk, slowly add the milk until the paste becomes a sauce (this will take about 5 minutes). Add the sugar and whisk until dissolved. Cook for 2 more minutes. Add the Rum just before serving.



Toblerone Cheesecake

I’m a chocolate lover… I can’t deny it! And this is an old faithful of mine.

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like Toblerone! Oh, so good!

And cheesecake, that delicious creamy smooth texture and amazing taste!

Combine these two things… and you will find yourself in cheesecake heaven!

Toblerone Cheesecake

1 cup Chocolate Biscuits
½ cup Butter
500g Cream Cheese
½ cup Sugar
200g Toblerone Chocolate
½ cup Thickened Cream

Crush the biscuits until it resembles breadcrumbs. Combine with melted butter and press into lightly greased spring form pan. Beat cream cheese with electric mixer for 2 minutes or until smooth. Add sugar, melted Toblerone chocolate and cream. Mix until well combined then pour into prepared crumb base and refrigerate for 2-3 hours until set. Serve with shaved Toblerone.