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Show-stopping SWEET TREATS

Figgy pudding with brandy butter

The original Christmas pud is so good they made a song about it… Gold stars and sparklers add the final note.


250g (9oz) sultanas
250g (9oz) dried figs, chopped
250g (9oz) dried apricots, chopped
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
Zest and juice of 1 orange
100ml (3½fl oz) amaretto
3 eggs
75g (2½oz) light muscovado sugar 75g (2½oz) softened butter, plus extra to grease
75g (2½oz) flaked almonds, toasted
50g (2oz) self-raising flour
75g (2½oz) fresh white breadcrumbs
1tsp ground cinnamon
1tsp ground coriander
1tsp ground ginger
Brandy butter, to serve
Edible gold stars, to serve

1 In a large container, mix the dried fruit, citrus zest and juice, and amaretto. Leave

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