Christmas Pudding Recipe with Cherries

One of the most important and popular dishes to be made on Christmas involve puddings. There are lots of types of puddings that people prefer but what we are going to show you is a Christmas cherry pudding. Puddings are deserts that no one can resist they are milk based and resemble a lot to a egg based custard. Did you know that puddings were made back in the days by mixing a lot of ingredients along with flour, cereal, eggs, suet and the cook had a solid yet soft to the touch kind of a mass. Puddings can be baked, steamed or boiled whichever way you prefer to make them.

Preparation time: 40 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6 people

Nutrition:

Calories: 94
Total Fat: 3.3 g
Carbohydrates: 15 g
Protein: 0.78 g

Ingredients:

(2 cups) unsifted all
purpose flour (3/4 cup)
packed light brown sugar (3 teaspoons)
baking powder (1/4 teaspoon)
salt (1/2 cup)
milk (3 tablespoons)
vegetable shortening or butter, melted (1 large egg)
lightly beaten (2 teaspoons)
vanilla extract (2 cups)
seeded fresh or very well drained frozen or canned cherries
Warm milk (optional)

Instructions

  • 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees, Grease an 8-inch square-baking pan.

  • 2

    Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.

  • 3

    Add milk, shortening, egg, and vanilla; stir just until combined.

  • 4

    Fold in cherries and pour into greased pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until center springs back when lightly pressed.

  • 5

    Cool 15 minutes. Cut into 6 rectangles and serve warm from pan with warm milk to pour over it, if desired.

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