Chocolate Christmas Pudding with White Chocolate Custard
Chocolate Christmas Pudding with White Chocolate Custard
A delicious treat perfect for Christmas gatherings by Trish McKenzie from Everyday Gourmet
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Steaming
  • Cooking Time 2 hours
  • Yield 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sultanas
  • ½ cup currants
  • ½ cup brandy
  • 125 grams butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Finely grated rind 1 orange
  • 1½ cups SR flour
  • ¼ cup CADBURY Bournville Cocoa
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup CADBURY Milk Chocolate Baking Chips
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons corn flour
  • ½ cup caster sugar, extra
  • 1½ cups thickened cream
  • 1 cup milk, extra
  • 100 grams CADBURY White Baking Chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons brandy, extra
Method
  1. Combine the fruit and brandy, cover and stand overnight.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add the egg, beating well between each addition. Fold in the rind, sifted flour and cocoa, fruit mixture, ¼ cup milk and choc chips.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a greased and base paper lined 2 litre capacity pudding basin. Cover with a tight fitting lid or a double layer of foil and secure with string, if necessary. Place on an upturned saucer in the base of a large saucepan or boiler. Pour boiling water into the saucepan so that is comes halfway up the sides of the basin. Cover the saucepan with a tight-fitting lid and steam for 1½–1¾ hours, topping up water as required.
  4. Whisk together the yolks, corn flour and caster sugar in a bowl. Combine the cream and extra milk in a saucepan and bring just to the boil, then add to the egg yolks and whisk until smooth. Return to the saucepan. Stir over a low heat until thickened slightly. Remove from the heat, add the chocolate and extra brandy and stir to combine. Serve the custard warm poured over the pudding.

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