My Delicious Baked Christmas Pudding
This is a beautiful baked and partially steamed pudding that is scented with everything that is magical about Christmas. Orange and spice infused with notes of vanilla bean and apricot dance in your mouth and what I love about my pudding is that it’s unbelievably light, making it the highlight of any Christmas gathering. This pudding is also flourless making it gluten free and I’ve used the delicate crumbs from blanched almond meal in place of the usual flour mixture. The almond adds texture and moisture surrounding the plump moist fruit perfectly and it’s a tad different to some of my earlier versions, as I’ve soaked some of the fruit in a little orange juice overnight. I’ve also used fresh pitted dates in place of dried dates, that seems to add more depth and deliciousness. You can enjoy this pudding warm with the perfect custard or at room temperature with a dollop of Greek Style yoghurt.