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Gluten-free Christmas pudding

Free from: dairy, wheat, gluten and soya; can be egg and nut free; no added sugar

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Dry ingredients

  • 100g/3½oz raisins
  • 100g/3½oz currants
  • 50g/2oz sultanas
  • 50g/2oz prunes, chopped
  • 50g/2oz apricots or figs, chopped
  • 25g/¾oz fresh or dried mixed peel
  • 50g/2oz flaked almonds or, if you cannot eat nuts, sunflower seeds
  • 150g/5oz fresh pear, puréed in a food processor, with the skin on
  • 1 level teaspoon each of ground ginger and cinnamon
  • ½ level teaspoon ground mace
  • 25g/1oz gluten-free vegetable suet

Wet ingredients

  • 2 eggs OR if you cannot eat eggs, 2 heaped tsp of wheat-free and gluten-free baking powder
  • 150ml/5fl oz of apple or pear juice OR 100ml/3½oz apple or pear juice and 50ml/2fl oz brandy

For the flour

  • 100g/3½oz gluten-free and wheat-free flour OR 50g/2oz each of gram flour and 50g/2oz of rice flour