Christmas toffee pudding

Christmas toffee pudding

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 1 hour 10 mins


175g/6oz figs, chopped
175ml/6Floz boiling water
½tsp vanilla essence
2tsp coffee essence
4tsp bicarbonate of soda
75g/3oz butter or soya margarine
150g/5oz caster sugar
2 free-range eggs/
175g/6oz self-raising flour

For the sauce

175g/6oz soft brown sugar
110g/4oz butter or vegan margarine
6tbsp / 90ml double cream / soya cream
25g/1oz walnuts, chopped


1. Place the figs in a bowl and cover with the water. Add the essence and bicarbonate of soda.

2. In a bowl cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, a small amount at a time, beating well.

3. Fold in the flour and fruit together with the liquid and pour into a 2 pint pudding bowl. Place on a baking sheet and cook for 1 hour 10 minutes at 150°C/R2.

For the sauce

1. Melt all ingredients together in a saucepan and simmer gently.

2. Pour over the pudding.

Recipe and image courtesy of The Vegetarian Society.

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