Traditional Christmas puddings can be a disaster of bloated raisins held together by bread crumb mush… and who has the 7 hours to steam a pudding? Individual puds with good fruit and good spirits solve both problems and elevate this tradition into a dish to be proud of.
Combine shredded carrot, apple, dried cherries, orange zest with eggs, liquer, brandy and treacle and mix well. Rub suet into flour and combine with sugar, spice mixture and almonds. Fold into egg mixture until smooth.
Ladle mixture into greased muffin tin. Place filled muffin tin in 1 inch of water in a deep roasting tray, cover with foil and place in pre-heated oven. Bake at 170C for 40 minutes. Remove foil and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Serve with brandy sauce or simple pouring cream.
For the brandy sauce:
Over low heat, melt butter and briskly whisk in flour until smooth and pale (not toasted) (about 2 minutes). Whisk in milk continue whisking until smooth and thickened (about 5 minutes). Whisk in sugar and brandy.
This recipe is provided courtesy of Team Tactics chefs and is one of many made by teams on our Corporate Cooking and Ready Steady Christmas Cooking events
The most satisfying food really is a great recipe you’ve cooked yourself enjoyed with friends and a good glass of wine. If you love good food then bring your team to our kitchens where our professional chefs will help your team cook delicious food in an excellent team bonding experience with optional competitive spice.