Christmas carrot pudding

Serves: 4-6
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 3 hours

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Ingredients:

100g/3.5oz plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp of mixed spice
100g/4oz suet
100g/4oz raisins
100g/4oz currants
100g/4oz potato, grated
100g/4oz carrots, grated
100g/4oz Demerara sugar
100g/4oz fine breadcrumbs
25g/1oz chopped glace cherries
1 large egg, beaten

Method:

1. Mix the flour, soda, spice well together. Add all the other ingredients except the egg and mix well and thoroughly. Then add the egg and bind well, if it is a little too stiff, add a little milk as well. Pour into a large greased pudding basin, leaving space at the top as the mixture will expand during cooking.

2. Cover with a double layer of greaseproof paper and tie with string. Steam for 3hrs. Serves with loads of custard, brandy sauce or double cream.


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