Our Steamed Thermomix Christmas Pudding is perfect for your Christmas Day table!
I can still remember the conversations regarding 'this year's Christmas Pudding' when I was growing up, with my Mum and Nanas dissecting what the previous year's pudding was like, what they would do differently and then who and when this year's pudding would be made. Now I've got to admit that I never actually ate their pudding on Christmas Day; instead I preferred to sit down with the other kids to a bowl of my Great Nan's Steamed Chocolate Pudding and 30+ years later this is still a tradition.
Over the past few years since I've started hosting Christmas for my own family, I'm really eager to continue some of the traditions that I grew up with, and this Steamed Thermomix Christmas Pudding recipe is one of those. I've now made this recipe a couple of times in the Thermomix and each time we've enjoyed a rich, soft pudding.
I use a 2 litre non stick pudding tin to make this recipe, mine has a diameter of 13cm and it fits into the varoma basket comfortably. To make it easier to test the pudding as it cooks, I cover the top of the pudding tin with a piece of baking paper and then secure it with foil. This Thermomix Christmas Pudding can be made well in advance, just store it in a cool dark place like the back of your pantry. You can also freeze this Christmas Pudding.
For more great Christmas recipes to make in your Thermomix, check out this collection of Christmas Day recipes.
Thermomix Christmas Pudding
- 350 grams mixed fruit
- 60 grams blanched almonds chopped into small pieces
- 2 tablespoon sherry can substitute with orange juice
- 125 grams butter softened
- 110 grams brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 75 grams plain flour
- ½ teaspoon mixed spice
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 50 grams bread crumbs You will need approximately 3 slices of day old bread
- A day in advance (or a couple of hours before if in a hurry) place the mixed fruit, chopped blanched almonds and sherry into an airtight container. Gently shake the container to mix the sherry through and set aside until needed.
- Place approximately 3 pieces of day old bread which has been roughly torn into your Thermomix bowl and blitz for 10 seconds, speed 7 to turn into breadcrumbs. Set aside until needed.
- Place the butterfly into your Thermomix bowl and add the butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Mix for 20 seconds on speed 3.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again for 20 seconds speed 3.
- Remove the butterfly and add the flour, mixed spice, cinnamon and ginger and mix for 10 secs, speed 4.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the eggs and breadcrumbs and mix for 10 seconds speed 4.
- Add the soaked fruit and almonds and mix 20 seconds, speed 3, REVERSE to combine.
- Transfer the mixture to a non stick 1.6 litre pudding tin (mine was a non stick one approximately 13cm wide) and cover the top with a layer of baking paper and foil. ** Please check your tin prior to starting this recipe to make sure it will fit in the varoma basket. You can use a smaller pudding tin (down to 1.4L)
- Place the pudding steamer in the bottom of varoma basket. Add 1700g of water to a clean Thermomix bowl and cook for 60 minutes, varoma temp, sp 1.5.
- Add more water to bowl if needed (please be careful when removing the varoma from your Thermomix) and cook for a further 60 mins at the same temp/speed. Add more water again and cook another 60mins same temp/speed, check your pudding and if the colour still isn't even and it's not cooked through, add some extra water to bowl if needed and cook for a further 30 mins var temp, sp 1.5.
- Once cooked, allow your pudding to cool in the tin before wrapping in a layer of baking paper and foil and storing in a dark, cool place until needed.
- Please check your pudding tin prior to starting this recipe to make sure it will fit in the varoma basket. A smaller tin down to 1.4 L will accomodate this recipe
- While it's best to let the fruit and almonds soak in the sherry for a day or two, you can prepare this mixture a couple of hours in advance - especially if you are making your pudding to eat another time.
- Please be careful when removing the varoma basket from the top of your Thermomix or taking the lid of to check the pudding. Always make sure that you open the lid the opposite direction to where you are standing to allow the steam to escape.
- This Christmas Pudding can be made in advance, wrap it securely in foil and store in a cool, dark place.