Sago Christmas Pudding
Total Time: 4 hrs 30 mins
Prep: Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook: Cook Time: 4 hrs
2 cups milk or 2 cups lactose-free milk or 2 cups soymilk
2/3 cup sago (130 grams)
2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
1 pinch salt
1 1/2 cups brown sugar (330 grams)
3 cups soft fresh breadcrumbs or 3 cups gluten-free breadcrumbs
3 cups mixed dried fruit (480 grams)
4 eggs, lightly beaten
0.26 lb butter, melted
Bring the milk to the boiling point. Remove from heat and pour it over the sago in a bowl. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight to soak.
The next day, add the bicarb soda and the salt.
Stir through all of the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Grease an 8 cup pudding basin well. Place a circle of buttered baking paper in the base of the basin.
Spoon in all of the pudding mixture into the basin.
If using an uncovered ceramic pudding basin -and two sheets of aluminum foil. Tie with string to seal .
If using a lidded metal pudding basin- cover with a circle of buttered baking paper. Cover with the lid.
Pour enough water into a large saucepan or stockpot to come halfway up the sides of the pudding basin. Bring the water to the boil and then carefully lower the pudding into the water. Cover the saucepan and simmer for 4 hours. Check the pudding every 30 minutes and add more water if necessary.
On the day of serving either cut into serving portions and heat in the microwave or leave in the pudding basin and resteam for another 2 hours to heat through