Stir-Up Sunday: GF & V Family Christmas Pud.

Note: Sorry if my writing's all over the place, i'm a bit confuzzled.

I'm sure all of you know it's Stir-Up Sunday, and if you don't then you obviously don't watch TV or use the internet! Today is the day you are meant to make you Christmas cakes and puddings so they're perfectly delicious by Christmas day. Although, you could make this any time and it would be just as delicious (maybe the Christmas pudding Queen is a little bit biased). Now, this is a special recipe. It's been made by my Mum since she first began to cook, and i think my Nan uses it too. So, you can imagine, i'm very attached to this recipe meaning i (make that Michael) just had to Laura-ise it rather than finding a ready made suitable recipe. There's nothing left to say. It's amazing. Make it.

My Family's Vegan & Gluten-Free Christmas Pudding (serves 6-8)

You'll need a 2 pint pudding basin.
85g/3oz gluten free flour blend,
56g/2oz ground almonds,
1/4 tsp salt,
2 tsp mixed spice,
42g/1.5oz gluten free breadcrumbs - we used these Biona ones,
56g/2oz glace cherries,
283g/10oz mixed dried fruit,
57g/2oz vegan butter - melted,
1 tbsp black treacle,
1 grated apple,
1 lemon - rind and juice,
2 tbsp brandy,
2 tsp cranberry juice,
2 flax eggs,
3 tbsp any non-dairy milk.
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients and grated apple together in a large mixing bowl. Then stir in the butter, lemon's juice and rind, brandy, cranberry juice, flax eggs, milk and black treacle.  
  2. Line the pudding basin with baking paper, then pour the mixture in to it. Once evened cover with tin foil so no water would be able to creep in.
  3. Put the pudding in a large saucepan and pour in hot water from the kettle until it comes up to about 3/4 of the basin. Then it should be done!
  4. Let sit in the water for 2 1/2 hours, topping up with more boiled water every now and again.
  5.  Let the Christmas pudding cool down, it should need to be left overnight. When it's cooled tip the pudding out of the basin, wrap in fresh baking paper, then tin foil over that.
  6. Pop it in a cold dark place (if you're leaving it until Christmas) to gain more delicious flavour. Then there's the good bit, Eating!
  7. On Christmas day warm it up in the microwave and serve. Options are: Brandy cream, cream, custard, my favourite; Ice cream! Yum.


  1. I made your delicious Christmas pudding & loved it so much!
    My hubby Peter agreed with me! it was divine & superb! Xxx ��
    I hope you are feeling better! Xxxx