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    Christmas pudding with spiced creme fraiche Recipe

      Christmas pudding with spiced creme fraiche Recipe
        3 vanilla beans, seeds scraped
        250g fresh beef suet, grated (see Notes)
        375ml (1 1/2 cups) water, boiling
        20g butter
        1 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda
        Plain flour, extra, to sprinkle
        Icing sugar, to dust
        750g mixed dried fruit
        375g raisins
        400ml brandy or rum
        600g (4 cups) plain flour
        320g (2 cups) brown sugar, lightly packed
        1 tablespoon allspice
        1 teaspoon ground ginger
        1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Spiced creme fraiche

        500g creme fraiche
        1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
        2 tablespoons brandy
        1 tablespoon lemon juice
        1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
        Large pinch ground ginger

    Christmas pudding with spiced creme fraiche Recipe

        Step 1

        Combine fruit, raisins and brandy or rum in a bowl. Cover. Set aside for 1 hour or overnight, to soak.
        Step 2

        Combine flour, sugar, allspice, ginger, cinnamon and vanilla seeds in a bowl. Add suet. Pour boiling water into a jug. add butter. Stir until butter melts. Add bicarb. Pour into flour mixture. add fruit mixture. Mix well.
        Step 3

        Soak a large piece of calico in cold water. Wring to remove excess water. Place on a work surface. sprinkle well with plain flour. Place mixture in a ball in centre of calico. gather corners together. Tie tightly with kitchen string. Form a loop of string to lift and hang pudding.
        Step 4

        Bring a large stockpot of water to boil over medium heat. gently add pudding. Cover. Simmer for 5 1/2 hours, refilling with boiling water when needed. Remove pudding. Hang in a cool, dark place overnight, until calico is dry. Store in the fridge for up to 1 month.
        Step 5

        To serve, simmer pudding for 2 hours, following the method in step 4. Hang for 10 minutes. Unwrap. Place on a plate.
        Step 6

        Meanwhile, for spiced creme fraiche, combine all ingredients in a bowl. Cover. Place in the fridge.
        Step 7

        Dust pudding with icing sugar. Top with creme fraiche.

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    Item Reviewed: Christmas pudding with spiced creme fraiche Recipe Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Mrs. Chef
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