Recipe

Chocolate stout steamed pudding

  • 6 hrs 45 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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Ingredients

Chocolate stout steamed pudding
  • 3/4 cup (125g) seeded dates, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup (120g) raisins, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup (120g) sultanas
  • 3/4 cup (120g) dried currants
  • 1/2 cup (85g) mixed peel
  • 100 gram (3½ ounces) dark (semi-sweet) chocolate, chopped coarsely
  • 125 gram (4 ounces) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (110g) firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) chocolate-flavoured stout
  • 1 cup (70g) stale breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup (150g) plain (all-purpose) flour

Method

Chocolate stout steamed pudding
  • 1
    Grease an 8-cup (2-litre) pudding steamer; line base with baking paper.
  • 2
    Combine fruit, peel and chocolate in a large bowl. Beat butter and sugar in a small bowl with an electric mixer until just combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add butter mixture to fruit mixture, mix well.
  • 3
    Add stout, breadcrumbs and sifted flour to mixture, mix well.
  • 4
    Spoon mixture into steamer, level top, cover with pleated baking paper and foil to allow the pudding to expand during steaming, secure with a lid or kitchen string.
  • 5
    Place steamer in a large saucepan with enough boiling water to come halfway up side of steamer, cover pan with a tight fitting lid. Simmer, covered, for 6 hours, replenishing with boiling water as necessary to maintain water level. Stand pudding for 5 minutes before turning out.

Notes

Chocolate stout is available from bottle shops or online. You can swap it for a dark stout if you like. Make sure all fruit is chopped to the same size as the sultanas.

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