Quick Christmas Pudding


  • 900g/2lb mixed dried fruit (such as figs, apricots, sour cherries, raisins, dates, cranberries or sultanas)

  • 150ml/5fl oz brandy or whisky

  • 1 large orange, grated zest and juice

  • 225g/8oz butter, softened, plus extra, melted, for greasing

  • 225g/8oz dark brown sugar

  • 4 large free-range eggs, beaten

  • 110g/4oz self-raising flour

  • 110g/4oz fresh breadcrumbs

  • 85g/3oz chopped nuts (almonds, hazelnuts or pecans)

  • 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

  • 1 heaped tsp cinnamon

To serve
  • brandy, for flaming

  • fresh cherries

  • custard, thick cream or ice cream


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