Recipe

Frozen christmas pudding

Draped in melted chocolate and frozen, this incredible mixed fruit ice-cream pudding is perfect for a summer Christmas.

  • 45 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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Ingredients

Frozen christmas pudding
  • 1 1/2 cup (300g) mixed dried fruit
  • 1/4 cup (60g) chopped glacé peaches
  • 1/4 cup (60g) chopped glacé apricots
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) brandy
  • 100 gram butter, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (50g) plain flour
  • 1/3 cup (75g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) milk
  • 2 cup (500ml) thickened cream
  • 1/2 cup (165ml) chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup (50g) hazelnuts, roasted, chopped
  • 200 gram dark chocolate, chopped
  • icing sugar, for dusting

Method

Frozen christmas pudding
  • 1
    Combine fruit and brandy in bowl; cover, stand overnight. Line 1.5-litre (6-cup) pudding basin with plastic wrap, extending plastic about 5cm above edge of basin.
  • 2
    Melt butter in pan, add flour; stir over heat until bubbling. Remove from heat; gradually stir in sugar, milk and half of the cream. Stir over heat until mixture boils and thickens. Transfer mixture to bowl; whisk in spread, spices and egg yolks. Cover; refrigerate until cold.
  • 3
    Stir in fruit mixture and nuts. Beat remaining cream until soft peaks form; fold into pudding mixture. Spoon mixture into pudding basin, tap basin lightly to remove air bubbles. Cover; freeze overnight or until firm.
  • 4
    Turn pudding onto tray, remove plastic wrap. Melt chocolate; spread into a 32cm circle on piece of plastic wrap. Drape plastic, chocolate-side down, over pudding. Quickly smooth with hands, avoiding deep pleats. Remove plastic before chocolate is too firm as plastic will then be difficult to remove. Trim away excess chocolate. Freeze, loosely covered, until firm.
  • 5
    Transfer pudding to refrigerator half an hour before serving, to make cutting easier. Just before serving, dust with icing sugar.

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