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The Hirshon Flaming Hanukkah Pudding

The Hirshon Flaming Hanukkah Pudding


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Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 12 1/4 oz golden raisins
  • 12 1/4 oz currants
  • 5 1/4 oz dried figs, chopped
  • 4 1/2 oz candied citrus peel (I prefer lime peel, personally)
  • 3 1/2 oz dried Mediterranean apricots
  • 2 1/2 oz dark glace cherries, halved
  • 5 fl oz Grand Marnier
  • 3 1/2 oz ginger in syrup, chopped, plus 2 tbsp of the syrup
  • 1 apple, grated
  • 1 quince, grated (if unavailable, use another apple)
  • 2 oranges, juice and zest
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 8 3/4 oz shredded suet
  • 12 1/4 oz soft light brown sugar
  • 8 3/4oz fresh breadcrumbs
  • 6 1/4 oz self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp mixed grated cardamom and nutmeg
  • 2 small clean metal dreidels
  • Kirsch cherry brandy for flaming

Instructions

  1. For this recipe you will need two 2 ½ pint plastic pudding basins with lids.
  2. Soak the raisins, currants, figs, peel, apricots and cherries in the brandy overnight, giving it a good stir now and again.
  3. The following day, in a large bowl mix the ginger, syrup, apples or quinces, orange juice and zest with the eggs, suet, sugar, crumbs and flour.
  4. Stir in the soaked fruit and spice.
  5. Butter the two pudding basins and divide the mix between them. Add dreidels now if using.
  6. Cut two circles of greaseproof paper to cover the top of the pudding and fold a pleat down the center to allow pudding to expand.
  7. Put lids on the basins and steam puddings for 3 ½ hours.
  8. Let puddings cool before removing greaseproof paper and covering tightly with cling film and lid. The puddings can now be stored in a cool, dry place until Hanukkah.
  9. To reheat, steam pudding for a further 3 ½ hours, turn out and flame with kirsch. Serve immediately!
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Nutrition

  • Calories: 2180.9 kcal
  • Sugar: 229.62 g
  • Sodium: 601.37 mg
  • Fat: 69.86 g
  • Saturated Fat: 35.69 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02 g
  • Carbohydrates: 356.33 g
  • Fiber: 24.51 g
  • Protein: 32.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 282.11 mg