Ultimate Vegan Christmas Pudding Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen II (Recipe 48)
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We're heading straight back into the Christmas at Hogwarts celebrations with a delicious Vegan Christmas dessert idea!
This week's Christmas recipe can also be found in Chapter 12 of the Chamber of Secrets "The Polyjuice Potion":
"Harry and Ron had barely finished their third helpings of Christmas Pudding"
Christmas dessert doesn't get better than a traditional Christmas pudding recipe!
We're back at the Great Hall for more Christmas food from Harry Potter and this week we're tucking into dessert with the classic Christmas dessert - Christmas Pudding! In response to your feedback I've decided to make this one vegan-friendly so even more of you can enjoy this magical treat!
This easy Vegan Christmas Pudding Recipe tastes just as good as the traditional recipe (if not better!) packing in sweet alcohol fruits and flavourings that create an irresistibly moist Christmas pudding. Once you've soaked your fruits you can make this as late as Christmas Day with no fuss and a whole lot of flavour!
If you've been looking for an easy Christmas Pudding recipe follow this simple step-by-step recipe to learn how to make homemade vegan Christmas Pudding in no time!
Harry Potter Vegan Christmas Pudding Recipe Ingredients
(makes 6-8 servings)
For the vegan Christmas pudding recipe
200g dried mixed fruits
100g glace cherries
200ml brandy, sherry or port (for an alcohol-free christmas pudding try pineapple juice instead!)
100g soft figs
100g pitted dates
4 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp black treacle
1 orange (zest and juice)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 dashes angostura bitters
100g self-raising flour
100g dark soft brown sugar
100g vegetable suet
40g breadcrumbs (made from 1 slice of day-old bread)
1 tsp mixed spice
½ tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp cinnamon
50ml of whiskey, rum or brandy
Easy Vegan Christmas Pudding Recipe Method:
To begin you want to soak your dried mixed fruits and cherries in your alcohol of choice to infuse - you should try to do this at least a month in advance but can soak them for months (if not a year) if you really want to pack a punch! (Wizard Tip! If you're short on time gently warm, but don't boil, the fruits and alcohol and set to one side. The heat will help them soak quicker)
Once ready to use, pour the fruits into a food processor with a few tbsp of the remaining liquid and pulse a couple of times to bind - try not to completely blitz it unless you want a really smooth pudding.
Transfer the fruits into bowl and then add the figs, dates, coconut oil, treacle, orange juice, vanilla, angostura bitters and then blend together into a smooth puree.
In a separate bowl combine your dry ingredients - that's the flour, sugar, suet, breadcrumbs and the flavourings - orange zest, mixed spice, nutmeg and ginger. Mix through until evenly combined and then make a well in the middle.
Pour the fruit puree and boozy fruits into the middle and stir the Christmas pudding mixture together until well mixed.
Grease a heatproof pudding bowl with some more coconut oil and then spoon the Christmas Pudding batter in. Level off with a spatula before covering with foil and securing in place with a band or string. (Wizard Tip! For longer bakes, use a double layer of foil).
Steam the pudding for 4 hours in a slow cooker or steamer on the hob. (Wizard Tip! Place a tray or tea towel on the bottom to prevent the pudding from coming into direct contact with the heat. Add in the pudding and then fill with water ¾ up the side of the pudding.)
Once cooked, remove the foil and use a spatula to ease out the sides of the pudding. Place a plate on top and flip the pudding over.
To serve you can light the pudding by warming the alcohol in a metal ladle, lighting the surface and pouring over the pudding. Allow the flames to go out completely before cutting!
Tuck in! But be warned - this vegan Christmas pudding recipe is so good - it won't be round for long!
If you're planning on giving my easy Christmas Pudding recipe a go this Christmas then let me know what you think by sharing your photos on instagram with the the hashtag #MyHarryPotterKitchen (you can follow @BradBakes - and tag me in them too!)
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