Classic Christmas Pudding
The fitting ending to a traditional Christmas dinner
1 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sugar, and another 1/2 cup later
2 tsp softened butter or margerine
2 Tbsp milk or orange juice
1/2 cup sweet or semi-sweet wine
3-4 cup figs, sliced into quarters
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Optional: whipped cream
Preheat the oven to 190° C. Use a medium cake pan or quiche dish.
Cut the stem end away from the tops of the figs, discard and quarter the fruit. Sprinkle the cinnamon over the figs and set aside.
Mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Beat the eggs, then add 1/2 cup of sugar. Add the butter or margarine and the milk.
Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Stir gently until everything is combined. Pour the batter into the pan.
In a medium saucepan, boil the wine and the second 1/2 cup of sugar for 5 minutes. Add the figs, turn them over in the hot syrup and pour the mixture over the batter.
Bake 30 minutes.
Serve warm or at room temperature with whipped cream.
Credits: Miriam Kresh