Jasmine's Place Issue No. 14 - December 2014 - Page 13

Ingredients Method •4 stone free dates chopped up •550 g sweet mincemeat •Zest of 1 large orange •1 tbsp vanilla essence •55g self-raising flour •1.5 tsp mixed spice •4 tsp brown sugar •⅓ tsp grated nutmeg •55g fresh white breadcrumbs •2 tbs of black treacle •1 medium egg beaten •A little icing sugar for snow effect topping and Christmas decorations to finish •Place all the ingredients into a mixing bowl or electric mixer, and mix together well. •Grease a 900 ml pudding basin. •Now place a piece of greaseproof paper followed by a ring of tinfoil over the top of the pudding basin, and tie with string. •Place the basin into a saucepan, and fill with hot water, until it comes up to nearly half way up the basin. •Bring to boil, then drop back the heat to a gentle simmer, and place a lid on top. •Cook for around 2.5 – 3 hours, and check the water level does not drop or boil dry. •Simply serve with ice cream or custard. Serves 6 people Find free recipes on my recipe blog at www.chefmikedarracott.com Enjoy! : ) JASMINE'S PLACE 13