Pressure Cooker Christmas Pudding

Pressure Cooker Christmas Pudding

This spiced Christmas pudding is the perfect dessert to end your Christmas feast with and using a pressure cooker to create your traditional pud makes the cooking process so much faster! Cater to your favourite flavours by varying the mixed fruit, spices and alcohol.

Serves 10

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 2 hours 25 minutes

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Method

1 Mix together the dried fruit, nuts, flour, breadcrumbs, sugar, suet, mixed spice and orange zest in a large bowl.

2 Then stir in the eggs, golden syrup, brandy and enough milk so that the mixture forms a soft clingy dough.

3 Grease a 1.5 litre pudding bowl, line the base of the bowl, and pour in the Christmas pudding dough.

4 Cover the bowl with a triple layer of greaseproof paper and secure with some string.

5 Pour 1.4 litres of water and a squirt of lemon juice into the base of the pressure cooker and bring to the boil.

6 Add the pudding bowl to the pressure cooker (resting on the trivet), close the lid and steam for 15 minutes.

7 Then bring up to 12lb pressure and cook for 2 hours.

8 Release the pressure slowly and open the lid.

9 Remove the pudding from the bowl, turn upside down, let cool and decorate before serving.