Chocolate Christmas pudding with cranberry toffee sauce

Chocolate Christmas pudding with cranberry toffee sauce
  • Serves icon Serves 8
  • Time icon Takes 30 min to make and 3 hours to cook

This deliciously indulgent chocolate Christmas pudding recipe will knock the stockings off any other traditional Christmas pud

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
978kcals
Fat
53.3g (27.6g saturated)
Protein
12.4g
Carbohydrates
112.2g (83.3g sugar)
Salt
0.8g
Calories
978kcals
Fat
53.3g (27.6g saturated)
Protein
12.4g
Carbohydrates
112.2g (83.3g sugar)
Salt
0.8g

Ingredients

  • 100g ready-to-eat dried figs
  • 150g each sultanas, raisins and currants
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 1 large Bramley apple, peeled, cored and coarsely grated
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 50ml brandy
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 175g unsalted butter, melted
  • 200g panettone, torn up
  • 3 large free-range eggs, beaten
  • 100g soft light brown sugar
  • 100g plain chocolate, chopped

For the cranberry toffee sauce

  • 125g soft light brown sugar
  • 250ml double cream
  • 100g fresh cranberries
  • 50g each pecan nuts and flaked almonds
  • 25g butter, diced
  • 1 tbsp brandy

Method

  1. Mix the dried fruits, apple, lemon zest and brandy in a large bowl. In another bowl, sift together the flour, spice and a pinch of salt. Pour the butter over the dried fruit mix. Stir in the panettone, eggs, sugar, chocolate and spiced flour.
  2. Grease and line a 1.5-litre pudding bowl. Spoon in the mixture and put a circle of baking paper on top. Tie another layer of paper, then foil, with a 2cm pleat in both layers, over the top of the bowl with string. Place in a pan, fill halfway up the side of the bowl with boiling water, cover with a lid and steam for 3 hours.
  3. For the sauce, place the sugar in a heavy-based pan over a high heat and allow it to turn to a dark caramel. Remove from the heat and gradually stir in the cream. Return to the pan over a medium heat, add the remaining ingredients and cook for 5 more minutes, until sticky. Turn out the pudding and pour over the cranberry toffee sauce to serve.

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