Christmas Pudding in a Thermal Cooker

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Christmas Pudding in Mr D’s Thermal Cooker
Author: Copyright – 2013 Mr D The Thermal Cook
Less than a month to go until Christmas Day so it is time to make Mr D’s® Christmas Pudding in your thermal cooker.[br]With Mr D’s Thermal cooker you will not have to worry about boiling the pudding for hours, about checking to see that the water hasn’t run out and putting up with a house full of steam.
Ingredients
  • for Mr D’s 2 litre Christmas Pudding:-
  • 235g sultanas
  • 235g raisins or currants
  • 100g dried figs, chopped
  • 85g mixed candied peel, chopped
  • 65g dried apricots, chopped
  • 50g dark glace cherries, halved
  • 100ml brandy
  • 1 large or 2 small apples, grated
  • The zest and juice of 1 large or 2 small oranges
  • 4 eggs
  • 165g shredded suet
  • 230g muscovado sugar
  • 170g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 115g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
Instructions
  1. Soak the dried fruit in the brandy overnight.
  2. Mix together the grated apples, orange juice and zest, beaten eggs, suet, sugar and breadcrumbs then add the soaked dried fruit and spice.
  3. Put the mixture into a buttered pudding bowl, cover the top of the bowl with a circle of greaseproof paper and seal by tying a kitchen foil lid over the top. Remember to leave a loop of string to lift your pudding out of the cooking pot.
  4. Put the pudding bowl on a trivet in the inner pot of Mr D’s Thermal Cooker.
  5. Fill with water until it come up to 3-4 cms below the top of the pudding bowl.
  6. Bring the inner pot to the boil and then put on the lid and turn down to a simmer.
  7. Simmer for 35-40 minutes.
  8. Turn off the heat and place the inner pot into the insulated outer container.
  9. Shut the lid and leave to thermal cook for a minimum of 5 hours or better still leave over night.
  10. Once cooked carefully take the pudding bowl out of the inner pot and store until needed.