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Gluten Free Plum Pudding Recipe

December 18, 2010

I finally got around to trialing a new plum pudding recipe yesterday. Not only had I wanted to make it for a photograph for this post, I also wanted to taste test it for my unsuspecting family on Christmas Day.

I am happy to say it was successful all round and the recipe went off without a hitch. The recipe is modified from a regular recipe I had. Where that come from I have no idea, I found it in my recipe folder with no reference (I am much better now with remembering to write where I get them from}

** Updated Dec 2011 – actually now we know where this recipe came from, my mother tells me the¬†original¬†was my nanna’s recipe. I remember her making a plum pudding every year and thought the recipe was long gone, nope it wasn’t thank goodness.

Gluten Free Plum Pudding


  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 cup mixed fruit – I used Woolworths Homebrand mixed fruit
  • 1 cup gluten free plain flour – I used Orgran
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbspns butter
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • pinch salt


  • Boil milk, sugar, mixed spice, mixed fruit and butter together in a saucepan. I just waited until the butter had melted then pulled it off the heat
  • Add rest of ingredients and mix well
  • Put into greased pudding basin, put baking paper on top, then cover with foil
  • Steam for 2 hours
  • Serve with brandy custard. Or plain custard. Or ice cream. Or cream.
  • Suitable for freezing (apparently, I have not tried this)
  • Makes a medium sized pudding.
  • I will be doubling recipe for my lot
  • it is truly yummy!

So if you are like me and clueless as to how to steam a plum pudding, this is what I come up with when I googled.

  • I used my big pasta/stock pot. Put water into it making sure it did not touch the steamer basket
  • Place pudding basin into steamer basket
  • Bring water to boil
  • Then simmer for time indicated
  • It can be made beforehand, wrapped well in basin with foil and kept in fridge
  • Then resteam gently for an hour
  • I did use microwave to warm ours last night and it was fine

I hope that helps you. Enjoy!


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