Add the fruit (I used frozen blueberries and cherries) and chop. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let me tell that I am totally clumsy with cooking and baking, but I … All content and images property of Helyn Dunn. Bake for 35 minutes (ramekins) or 20 minutes (minis) until golden brown on top and springy to the touch. However, the alcohol cooks off and also helps to soften the dried fruit, but it’s your choice. Oh you’re so welcome, Trish! Bring to a rolling boil and cook on high for 3-4 minutes (until caramel begins to thicken). Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C) and grease two 6-cavity extra large muffin tins (see notes) with oil. Pour mixture into the container of a high-powered blender, add baking soda, and blend on high until smooth. Traditionally they used things they had, dried fruits, dry breadcrumbs, some basic baking ingredients, and a touch of alcohol, to make a dessert that was affordable during the winter time. 1 cup water. amzn_assoc_region = "US"; Until I made it. Try them out! Shhhh… Santa says, don’t tell anyone they’re vegan and they’ll never know! amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; Thanks for the feedback. At least I figured it out for this post because these just wouldn’t look the same without them. “Oh, bring us some figgy pudding … Turn out into a mixing bowl and stir in remaining ingredients. I obviously prefer never to use animal products (fat or otherwise) in my kitchen so my recipe isn’t very traditional, just inspired by a traditional recipe. Other than in the lyrics of a Christmas carol, I’ve never heard of this dish. I brought you some figgy pudding, I brought you some figgy pudding! Cook the figs on medium flame for around 8-10 minutes. No, they had limited resources and dried fruits were a novelty that most people reserved only for special occasions so no wonder they weren’t willing to leave without their figgy pudding. Soak the figs in the brandy for 24 hours. Strain, then reserve the brandy and fruit separately. That’s totally me, I think I have a certifiable condition that causes me to make everything over-the-top. Can one actually go out to eat and order figgy pudding from a menu in Great Britain? haha you are so funny and these look really good! Figgy Pudding. Remember when I made rice pudding last week and said that I had another pudding recipe coming that was going to confuse people? Although the taste is very unique to what my family is used to they are really good and so much of the fun was, as you said, in the new experience. Use 3 Tbsp AF per egg, so about 1/2 c + 1 Tbsp for the 3 eggs. I will let you know what I think of it when I try it. You've heard the name in so many Christmas songs but what the %$&# is "figgy pudding". Your chopped carrots and fruit combined should fill 1 US measuring cup. To make the caramel sauce: in small saucepan, add butter, brown sugar and water. Adding chocolate chips and toffee sauce sounds like it would overwhelm the subtlety of the fig flavour. While the puddings are in the oven, add brown sugar, almond butter, almond ,milk, and salt to the same saucepan that you toasted/fried the nuts in and place over medium low heat. I also made mini figgy puddings. Contrary to the popular Christmas carol, figgy pudding is actually nothing like Christmas pudding, and only appears in the song, I suspect, because it scans better than plum pudding! amzn_assoc_title = "Useful ingredients for this recipe"; Merry Christmas!!! Cover with the buttered paper-foil sheet, tie with string and trim. Stir in flour and cookie crumbs then add chocolate chips. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. But it’s GOOOOOOOD. Ha, sister jokingly asked me if I was going to make a cup of good cheer to go with this and I told her, “Don’t be silly, you know I and some of my readers aren’t 21 yet!” I did include a little alcohol in the recipe because it just feels so much more authentic that way. Mix well. But you have to admit that these look so classic, like they jumped right out of a Christmas Carol or Little Woman! That’s so ironic that you were just saying that! You’re also supposed to wrap it in booze-soaked cheesecloth with it’s finished baking and let it set out for days. To make the sauce, simply blend all sauce ingredients in a high powered blender until smooth. It seems there are a myriad of ways to cook figgy pudding, too, but the most authentic is to steam it. I felt so dumb when I went out in my own backyard and realized we have a huge holly tree that I have neglected to notice for this entire holiday season, what’s my problem! 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