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Last-minute Christmas pudding

This last-minute Christmas pudding recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes. Serve with lashings of brandy butter.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Grease a small pudding bowl with butter.

  2. Mix all the ingredients, except the brandy, in a bowl until well combined. Spoon the mixture into the pudding bowl, cover with greaseproof paper and cook in the microwave on full power for one minute.

  3. Transfer the pudding to the oven and bake for a further 8-10 minutes.

  4. Prepare a steamer, then steam the puddings for 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through.

  5. To serve, turn the pudding out onto a serving plate and pour over the brandy.

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