FROZEN CHRISTMAS PLUM PUDDING
A southern-hemisphere Christmas plum pudding
We here in the Southern Hemisphere have a summer Christmas
so we have adapted some of the more traditional festive fare to
local conditions. Here is one example. It is very easy, and it
can be made up to a week ahead of using.
- 4 cups mixed dried fruits,
- 1 tsp grated orange rind
- 2 Tbsp cocoa
- 1/2 cup brandy or masala
- 2 tsp gelatine
- 1 Tbsp boiling water
- 1 gal. vanilla ice cream,
slightly softened but not melted
Combine fruit, spice, orange rind, cocoa and brandy in a large saucepan.
Over medium heat, bring almost to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Cool, stirring occasionally.
Mix gelatine and boiling water; simmer in a small pan for a few seconds,
until evenly melted. Blend into fruit, chill.
Fold the fruit into the softened ice cream, blending evenly.
Pack into foil lined bowl, cover with foil and freeze overnight or
unmould onto a serving plate, cut into wedges and serve with
cinnamon-flavoured whipped cream.
The original recipe called for the use of a microwave to do the heating and
cooking. This works well for melting the gelatine but is a bit of a
easy to moderate (timing matters).
15 minutes preparation, overnight freezing.
approximate measurement OK.
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Recipe last modified: 2 Dec 87
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Graham Tongs)
Subject: RECIPE: Ice cream Christmas pudding
Date: 14 Dec 87 19:37:58 GMT
Organization: University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic., Australia
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