A delicious alternative to Christmas pudding.
Preparation time: 30 Mins plus freezing
- 100g granulated sugar
- 125ml water
- 4 egg yolks
- 500ml cream
- 1teasp.vanilla essence
- 500g dried mixed fruit e.g. raisins, currants, sultanas, figs, apricots (soaked overnight in 2-3tablesp. of port)
- 100g blanched almonds, toasted and chopped
Put sugar and water into a pan. Dissolve the sugar over a gentle heat. Then boil steadily until it forms a syrup, approx. 113C/235F. Beat the egg yolks well, then carefully pour the syrup on to them whisking all the time. Continue to whisk to a thick, mousse-like mixture.
Whip the cream. Fold the cream and vanilla essence into the mousse with the fruit and nuts. Pour into a 2 litre pudding bowl and freeze.