Chop up the
Turkish Figs (2/3 cup)
Raisins (1 cup)
Sultanas (1 cup)
, and soak them overnight with 1/3 cup water,
Brandy (3 Tbsp)
Rum (1 Tbsp)
into a large bowl. You will need 4 tablespoons of zest.
Once zested, juice half the orange in the same large bowl.
. You will need 2 tablespoons of zest. Add to the bowl.
Juice half of the lemon and add to the bowl.
Almonds (2 1/2 Tbsp)
into small pieces and mix them with citrus juice.
and shred it.
Add shredded apple, soaked dried fruits,
Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour (1/3 cup)
Panko Breadcrumbs (1 2/3 cups)
Ground Cinnamon (1 Tbsp)
Unsalted Butter (3 Tbsp)
Salt (1 pinch)
Brandy (1 Tbsp)
Rum (1 Tbsp)
to the bowl.
Mix well until all the ingredients are combined, then flatten the mixture with the back of your spoon and wrap it.
Put the bowl in a refrigerator and leave it overnight to marinate.
and put it in your Christmas Pudding bowl. The mixture should have a fairly soft consistency.
Change the container to a square or rectangular one. It’s time for the transformation! Make sure you flatten the mixture with a spoon or hitting the container itself to the ground. Wrap it in aluminum foil then wrap it with string.
Wrap it again, this time with a cloth. then put it in a big pot half full of water. I did it this way because I simply did not have a steamer. This is a great way to make Christmas Pudding without one! Steam this way with the lowest heat for 8 hours.
If your pudding is lighter than perfectly brown, steam it for another 2-3 hours.
Wrap it with a fresh aluminum foil, then rest it in a refrigerator until Christmas. Pour a little extra
Brandy (to taste)
. That way, it’s easier for the pudding to absorb the liquid. Then wrap and let it rest until the Christmas day.
Reheat the pudding by steaming again with a pot of half-full water for about an hour. While steaming, start working on making Domo’s face!
White Chocolate (3 Tbsp)
and a piping bag. Then set a half-fill saucepan with water and bring to a simmer. Place a cup on top, making sure it doesn’t touch water (or it will overheat). Stir with a metal spoon until melted.
Pour the chocolate in a piping bag. Cut the tip off and make sure you cut it as tiny as possible. This is going to be so much easier if you have a sharper tip. Be careful when you pour the chocolate, it’s very hot!
Apples (1 slice)
and shape it into a square size, just like Domo kun’s. Draw Domo’s teeth with freshly melted chocolate. Try not to draw slowly because melted chocolate will eventually harden itself.
Cut the pudding into Domo’s size. Then make the eyes. Using a dry sharp knife, cut the pudding to make it look rectangular. Just like Domo kun himself.The rest of the pudding is cut into 4 pieces, and these are going to be his limbs.
as round as possible to make the eyes. Break up the
Spaghetti (1 piece)
and use it to attach the eyes to the pudding. Attach the mouth to the pudding also using a piece of spaghetti.
For his legs. just simply put them on a plate towards to his body. For his arms, use the pasta pieces again to connect with the body. You might need several pieces to stable arms for this time.
Before serving, pour
Rum (to taste)
over the pudding and light on fire. Enjoy!