Keto Fitness Club
This is definitely more low carb than keto, but it's a fantastic alternative to a standard Christmas Pudding from the supermarket.
What do you need?
- 600ml oven proof pudding bowl or 6 oven proof ramekins
- Greaseproof paper
- Large saucepan, that you can fit the pudding bowl or ramekins and lid on!
- Tea towel
Makes 6 portions - each portion contains:
278 Calories / 10.7g Carbs / 7.3g Protein / 22.3g Fat
50g Ground Almonds
20g Coconut Flour
40g Shredded Beef Suet
40g Erythritol or 10-15g Truvia / Natvia / Pure Via Sweetener - you may need more, see how you get on
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tbsp Orange Zest
1 tbsp Lemon Zest
10g Cocoa Powder
100g Chunky chopped Mixed Nuts (we used pecans and walnuts)
4 tsp Mixed Spice
1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
40ml Unsweetened Almond Milk or sometimes I use Lactose Free Milk
100g Cooked Mixed Berries (you could also use our Mixed Berry Jam)
60g Uncooked Baking Apple - chopped into small cubes
40g Dates, finely chopped, soaked in 30ml Boiling Water for 12 hours - or if you prefer, heat up 30ml of brandy or whisky!!! :-)
1.5 tsp Lemon Essence
1.5 tsp Orange Essence
5g Butter / Oil for greasing
Mix together all of the dry ingredients in one bowl and all of the wet ingredients (including the fruit) in another. Give both bowls a good mix and then add all of the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
At this point, check that you're happy with the sweetness and add more if needed.
Now prepare the pudding bowl. Lightly grease the bowl and line it with greaseproof baking paper.
Transfer your pudding mix into the bowl and gently compact it in.
2 sheets of greaseproof paper, larger than the rim of your pudding bowl or ramekins and use an elastic band to hold it in place, temporarily . You want this paper to completely cover the top of the bowl - so as not to allow any water to get inside, whilst cooking
Now, tie a piece of string around the bowl to secure the paper in place. Maybe do this twice, you could even make a string handle (perhaps watch my live - to watch how i did this - to be added 24/11/21)
You will need a saucepan that the bowl can sit inside, completely covered, with a saucepan lid. Place the bowl inside and fill the pan with boiling water until the water reaches the mid point.
Run a tea towel under the tap unti it is completely wet and then wring any excess water out. Drape this over the pudding bowl - it's ok if it drapes into the water.
Pop the lid on the saucepan and gently simmer (not boiling) for 1 hour. Set a timer for an hour, but set another timer to go off every 15 minutes. At these intervals, check the water level to ensure that it isn't bubbling over or that the water is still half way up the bowl
Either serve immediately or allow it to cool in the saucepan. This can be microwaved for about 2 minutes if you've made one large pudding, or 30 seconds for a single portion.
For best results, allow to cool completely in the saucepan, with the lid on
I freeze this as it is in the bowl or ramekins. Defrost naturally and then microwave just before you are ready to eat
Nutrition per serving
Calories 278, Carbs (net) 10.7 grams, Protein 7.3 grams, Fat 22.3 grams