Fantastic Figgy Pudding

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 50-60 minutes
Serves: 8 people

Ingredients

150g dates pitted and chopped
150g figs chopped
250ml water
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 carrot grated
1 apple peeled and diced
100g almond flour
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Christmas is almost here and what could be more Christmassy than a bit of figgy pudding? This one is a little special. Sugar free, wheat free, and dairy free.

This pudding is never going to be an antioxidant, nutrient dense medicinal superfood, but it’s a whole lot better without those common pudding ingredients. And what’s more, there’s absolutely no compromise on taste either. It’s a really moist Christmas pudding, ideal for the big day!

Recipe

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C. In a suitable saucepan, cover the dates and figs with water and bring to a rolling boil. Remove from the heat and then mix in bicarbonate of soda. Allow to cool a little.
  2. Add the remaining cake base ingredients to a food processor and blend.
  3. Now add the figs, dates and water to the food processor and blend until a smooth paste.
  4. Pour the mixture into a greased loaf tin. The tin should be around 8 or 9 inches long.
  5. Bake for around 50 to 60 minutes. Check the cake is cooked right through by inserting a knife – the knife should be completely clean apart from a little moisture when removed from your cooked cake.
  6. Once cooked through remove from the oven and allow to cool a little before carefully placing the inverted cake base onto a serving dish.
  7. For the glaze, melt your coconut butter and almond butter in a saucepan.
  8. Add the honey, cinnamon and allspice and give it a good mix. Spoon over your cake base.

Ingredients

Cake base
150g dates pitted and chopped
150g figs chopped
250ml water
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 carrot grated
1 apple peeled and diced
100g almond flour
60g coconut oil
1/2 orange zest
3 eggs
1/2 tsp ground vanilla powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice

Glaze

50g coconut butter
50g almond butter
1tbs honey
1/2 ground cinnamon
1/ tsp ground vanilla powder

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