Traditional Fruit Puddings

This is a traditional fruit pudding recipe for Christmas, or perhaps Christmas in July is more suitable for this hot dessert in the Aussie climate?


  • 200 gms butter
  • 200gm sugar
  • juice and rind of 1 orange
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 100gm plain flour sifted
  • 100gm white breadcrumbs
  • 60gm chopped madacamia nuts
  • 60gm grated carrot
  • 650gm mixed dried fruits soaked in 150mls dark rum
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • ½ teaspoon mixed spice and cinnamon
  • melted butter and castor sugar


  1. brush individual dariole moulds (12) with melted butter
  2. dust with sugar
  3. cream butter and sugar by whisking till light and fluffy
  4. add orange juice and eggs,
  5. fold in flour and breadcrumbs
  6. add nuts, carrots, soaked fruits, ginger and spices mix well
  7. fill moulds with mixture, place in a baking tray,fill 2/3 with water
  8. cover tray with foil, then bring to the boil on stove
  9. bake moderate oven for two hours
  10. serve with anglaise or cream


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