Christmas pudding - microwave

finely grated rind of 1 orange
finely grated rind of 1 lemon
65g / 2½ oz plain flour
15g / ½ oz cocoa
2 x 5 ml / 2 tsp. mixed spice
75g / 3 oz breadcrumbs
100g / 4 oz shredded suet
100g / 4 oz dark brown sugar
450g / 1 lb. mixed dried fruit
2 eggs
1½ - 15 ml / 1½ tbsps black treacle
4 x 15 ml / 4 tbsps brown ale
1 x 15 ml / 1 tbsp brandy

1. In a large mixing bowl grate the zest of the orange & lemon
2.Sift the flour, mixed spice & cocoa into the bowl. Add all the other dry ingredients.
2.In a jug beat together the egg, treacle, brown ale and brandy. Stir briskly until well combined.
3. Add to the dry ingredients & mix well until no flour is visible
4.Tip into a lightly greased basin. Cover with cling film and cook in a 600w microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes. If you have a 1000 watt microwave set the power to 50%
5.Leave to stand for 4 minutes then cook for a further 4 minutes
6.When cold cover with a fresh layer of cling film and leave in a cool dry place to mature


Reheat for 1½ to 2 minutes on high before serving.

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Margaret,
It must be a british item. I have never heard of it. The funny thing is, we were just asking one of the shop keepers on the cruise ship about Yorkshire Pudding, Christmas Pudding, and Figgy Pudding. He explained what they all contain. Then the next night they offered Yorkshire Pudding at dinner.
Thanks for this recipe. We will give it a go for next Christmas !
Hugs,
Sue
It cut off my main question...what is treacle???
hi Sue,
Treacle or black treacle and molasses as it is know in the USA are essentially the same thing. It is the syrup obtained at a stage of extraction from raw sugar cane. The dark syrup left at the end of the extraction process, after all the sugar has been taken out is called molasses in Britain and Black strap in the US.
Hope this helps.
Hugs back to ya!
This sounds like the one my mother used to make only it took hours in the oven.  Brings back a lot of memories.  I will have to try it when I have the family dinner again.

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