Remember when I made rice pudding last week and said that I had another pudding recipe coming that was going to confuse people? Haha, JK! Sometimes figgy pudding is too rich, but added it to a sponge pudding, and you get a light pudding with a spicy fruit flavour. Therefore, I have no idea if it tastes like figgy pudding should taste! You can use a loaf pan, a 13x9 pan, or even do micro puddings in regular cupcake pans (I've done that last one for a bigger group and they're sooooo cute!). Thanks for sharing about the “pudding”. Vegan Fig Smoothie That Tastes Like Pudding - The Blender Girl Put off the flame and allow the fig mixture to cool down at room temperature. Thanks for the recipe. I rarely follow someone else’s recipe without changing everything, so it was refreshing to find a recipe that is so good. Your email address will not be published. A fruit cake actually, although there are more technical meanings of pudding depending on the time period. Thanks, Naomi! Alas, I do not own, nor do I know where to get, a figgy pudding steamer thingy. In a medium bowl, pour the boiling water and brandy over the figs and soak until softened, about 30 minutes. It helps a LOT to use pre-measured scoops like these, available at my Amazon store. I didn’t do that either. amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; ½ cup pumpkin, puree, canned. Other than in the lyrics of a Christmas carol, I’ve never heard of this dish. ½ tsp baking powder. Then, I did a quick search for a recipe. In a food processor, pulse pecans a few times, add drained figs, pulse a few more times, then almond paste, and pulse again. amzn_assoc_linkid = "faac114828d41879b853206b4c1b0c4a"; Stir in flour and cookie crumbs then add chocolate chips. What’s Christmas Pudding then? I think it made these extra delish and so did toasting the pecans. There’s no way I can vouch for what you’ll think, but personally, I’m pretty happy to say that it’s really good, or at least this here little version of mine seemed pretty good to me. Blitz the carrot in a food processor or grate them. If you’re making mini puddings, use 2 TBS per mold. ⅓ cup dates, chopped, packed. The gauntlet was down. Boil for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and stir in baking soda. This figgy pudding, steeped in tradition, is sure to excite even the Ebenezer Scrooge types with its fruity sweetness & spectacular flaming presentation. Try our figgy pudding recipe. Site designed by ConnectUpMarketing.com. Challenge accepted Mrs B. Oh bring us a figgy pudding! I just wanted to try a similar idea to this age old dessert. I will let you know what I think of it when I try it. xo, Your email address will not be published. Pulse the figs (with the brandy they soaked in), walnuts, almond flour, cranberries and apples in a food processor until combined and slightly chunky. The Christmas carol in which I’ve heard of the figgy pudding is ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’. Add fig-and-buttermilk … My recipe, which is a slight variation of my gran’s, uses carrots instead of apples. To make the sauce, simply blend all sauce ingredients in a high powered blender until smooth. Directions for: Figgy Pudding With Rum Butter Sauce Ingredients Pudding. Merry Christmas!!! It is also completely suet-free & can be cooked in an Instant Pot, steamer or a large pan of water. Now back to the fig mixture, use a rubber spatula to scrape it all into a blender or food processor then blend until mostly smooth. Anyone? But it’s GOOOOOOOD. An appealing recipe for American tastes but a bit over-the top for me. One of my All time Favorite Christmas TreatsSometimes Called Plum Pudding, Figgy Pudding. You also have to keep in mind that the time period of this song, there weren’t 24-hour supermarkets open a few blocks away where you could swing by and grab a cake mix. Heat water in a saucepan until it starts to boil and pour it over dates and figs in a … In essence, figgy pudding (and pretty much any pudding mentioned prior to this last century) is probably referring to a cake. xo, Thank you for this recipe. Thank you, and I have one more question. Adding chocolate chips and toffee sauce sounds like it would overwhelm the subtlety of the fig flavour. If you make these, the glaze is a must! For the hard sauce: 1 stick softened butter 1 1/2 cup powdeed sugar 2 tablespoons brandy. 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! This dessert recipe is so easy to make and is sure to become a family favourite. Thank you and Happy Holiday! Gently warm the rum in a pan, taking care not to boil. I’m so so happy to hear that you want to try this, DariAnna! 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. Turn out into a mixing bowl and stir in remaining ingredients. It looks delicious and would like to know what it tastes like. We loved it. Let sit for 30 minutes; drain, reserving root beer. Oh my goodness, and the glaze, wow! If you’re using ramekins, portion ½ cup of batter per dish. Thanks for the feedback. But I tried to replicate the shape of it, using individual-sized ramekins, and baked them, which I think worked pretty well! Shhhh… Santa says, don’t tell anyone they’re vegan and they’ll never know! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! To make the caramel sauce: in small saucepan, add butter, brown sugar and water. We appreciate all your wonderful, tasty posts! Corn Bread. Just try not to start drinking it when the smell is wafting through your kitchen. ¾ cup flour, sifted. or other cookie crumbs such as graham crackers, see note, Cranberry White Chocolate Streusel Muffins, “Reese’s” Chocolate Peanut Butter Explosion Cookie Bars (Vegan), http://hedgecombers.com/2015/11/23/traditional-figgy-pudding/, Chocolate Coated Pumpkin Spice Cups (Vegan+GF). Put pecans and coconut oil into a medium saucepan and stir gently over low heat until completely melted. I always find the technicalities in the food world really interesting and this helps clear up some of my confusion over the name. Happy Holidays to you guys!!! Bake at 350F for 20 minutes (cakes will be springy). Okay, so with all of my meddling about on every site I could find that talked about figgy pudding and/or had a recipe for it, here is what I surmise: Figgy pudding is a moist, almost bread-pudding-like dessert that contains figs and other fruits, flour of some kind, spices and booze. EatSmarter has over 80,000 healthy & delicious recipes online. Gary just asked if I could find a vegan version of Figgy Pudding and low and behold, here it it! It only takes 40 mins to cook and is well worth the wait. Turn heat down and simmer 10-15 minutes. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "oriringalic-20"; That’s totally me, I think I have a certifiable condition that causes me to make everything over-the-top. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1476611192448429&id=112535025522726, Fantastic, Jody! EatSmarter has over 80,000 healthy & delicious recipes online. The Ultimate Vegan Christmas Pudding. I also made mini figgy puddings. ADORABLE and perfect to bring to a party. ¼ tsp ground allspice. Grease and flour 9-inch diameter baking pan. Have you ever had figgy pudding? I am going to make it so that we can say we know what figgy puddling tastes like. I kind of always felt that line “we won’t go until we get some.” was a little demanding and that figgy pudding must be really something to merit it. “Pudding” can be used to mean any kind of dessert, as in “what’s for pudding?” but more precisely it means a dessert made with animal fat (beef suet) and boiled rather than baked. Allow it to cool for about 5 minutes then serve over puddings. hehehe….I wouldn’t be sipping the brandy but I’d put it in the pudding, for sure! That’s so ironic that you were just saying that! Learn how your comment data is processed. Your chopped carrots and fruit combined should fill 1 US measuring cup. What does adding the gingerbread do? 1 tsp baking soda. Strain, then reserve the brandy and fruit separately. I made several changes because I wanted to make a VEGAN figgy pudding! I didn’t do that either. haha you are so funny and these look really good! Your welcome! Cashew cream & lemon for buttermilk (Soak cashews overnight, blend … You've heard the name in so many Christmas songs but what the %$ is "figgy pudding". amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; Top with sauce or whipped cream at time of serving. “Oh, bring us some figgy pudding … Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly oil 9 ramekins, or 36 mini cupcake molds. I researched the internet but the answers were vague: “Figgy pudding is a pudding resembling a paler coloured Christmas pudding containing figs.” Ooookay. I brought you some figgy pudding, I brought you some figgy pudding! Thank you so much Diane and Merry Christmas. Apparently, it’s very similar to fruit cake. 2. 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. Required fields are marked *, Copyright 2015-2016. It's excellent eaten right away but can be stored for up to 6 weeks or frozen for up to 1 year. Vegan, Oil-free and Gluten-free! Set aside. Return mixture to saucepan and add butter, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon and whisk until combined. What is figgy pudding anyway, other than the dessert that those carolers who sing We Wish You a Merry Christmas are demanding? Like stepping into the age-old carols we hear every year with each bite. Lightly oil 9 ramekins, or 36 mini cupcake molds. Duh. I was going to use breadcrumbs but I just couldn’t justify it when I have so much leftover gingerbread around. amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_title = "Useful ingredients for this recipe"; I had to put a ton of dye to get them red enough so I wouldn’t let anyone eat them, they were strictly for cosmetic purposes. Looking forward to making it for Christmas dinner. Thanks and Merry Christmas! Also, obviously make sure that the cookies are vegan if needed. Add 3/4 cup more almond milk, lemon juice, baking powder, salt, zest, and vanilla. Coconut oil instead of butter. I hope you love the figgy pudding! amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; I also garnished with some dried cranberry and candied orange peel. And as for adding the gingerbread, it’s not so much that it does anything per se, but most traditional figgy pudding recipes include some kind of bread or cookie crumbs so I thought I’d add gingerbread to give this recipe an extra holiday twist. So glad you like the pics, Aria! amzn_assoc_asins = "B07328J6QK,B009JZRM1M,B07GK2JYFN,B004LWJFFY"; Just this year, my husband and I were trying to figure out what figgy pudding was. It's dark, rich, fruity, moist & boozy & much lighter than the dense, heavy puddings you might have tried in the past. The Egg-free Figgy Pudding Loaf recipe out of our category Cake! Combine the molasses, butter, milk, eggs and brandy in a large mixing bowl. The only thing is, it’s summer here, so there aren’t any berries on it and I decided to just use some leftover fondant from my gingerbread house for the “berries”. Any of my wonderful readers across the pond have an answer for me? Figgy dowdy pudding was originally made on ships in the eighteenth century, using provisions kept on board during long voyages. Your photography is really pretty in this post! 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! Turn out into a mixing bowl and stir in remaining ingredients. The history of figgy pudding dates back to 16th century England. Coarsely chop 1/2 cup of the figs, and set aside. Try them out! READY IN: 1hr INGREDIENTS Cake 8ouncespitted dates, chopped 8ouncesdried figs, chopped 3 1⁄2cupswater 1teaspoonbaking soda 1⁄2cupunsalted butter, softened 1cupgranulated sugar 2largeeggs 2 1⁄2cupsself-rising flour 1⁄2cupdark chocolate chips Sauce 1cupbrown sugar 1cupheavy cream 1⁄2cupunsalted butter 1teaspoonvanilla extract 1tablespoonBourbon (optional) or 1 tablespoonrum … Boil for 5 … Spoon mixture into your prepared pan and fill to just below the line. This recipe gave me a great base to work from and the result was wonderful!! Little fluffy finger foods, spiced with happy, holiday flavors and topped with rich rum sauce. Cover with a lid and set aside to cool down. Pour the coconut oil and pecan mixture into a large mixing bowl and add sugar; stir until mixed. You can sub apple juice or prune juice for the brandy and the rum if you prefer a non-alcoholic version. Please tell me I’m not the only one who grew up listening to that line in the lyrics of We Wish You a Merry Christmas and picturing a bowl of purple custard. Of course, I should add the full disclaimer that this version I made is anything but traditional when compared to an old English recipe. Figgy Pudding. Create new Christmas traditions with this figgy pudding recipe. 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. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C) and grease two 6-cavity extra large muffin tins (see notes) with oil. Merry Christmas eve eve (lol)!!!!! I tried this recipe after I ate some kind of vegan fig paste at a nice café yesterday. As soon as the nuts start to smell fragrant and darken even the slightest, remove from heat and set aside to cool. Use 3 Tbsp AF per egg, so about 1/2 c + 1 Tbsp for the 3 eggs. The English Figgy Pudding recipe out of our category Cake! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1476611192448429&id=112535025522726. https://www.meghantelpner.com/blog/sticky-fig-pudding-cake-recipe 1 pinch salt. It’s a bit unusual in our modern Christmas dessert line-up but I have a thing for tasting historic foods in case you haven’t noticed. Coat with white sugar. Happy Festivus, Kwanza and all other faiths! I posted it and the minor changes I made on my Facebook page. At any rate, figgy pudding is a traditional English dessert that’s actually more cake-ish than pudding-ish. Remove from the heat and add the chopped figs, raisins and cherries. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; 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. amzn_assoc_region = "US"; Okay, so I feel like I’ve completed just about every priority on my bucket list now that I know what figgy pudding is. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Haha! I say you've got to try it to understand. The texture looks moist and I’ve never heard of brown butter. Pour mixture into the container of a high-powered blender, add baking soda, and blend on high until smooth. And you can light it on fire when it’s all done and you’ve poured a good bit of spirits on top (I didn’t do that). Method. Bring to a rolling boil and cook on high for 3-4 minutes (until caramel begins to thicken). Check this out: Can one actually go out to eat and order figgy pudding from a menu in Great Britain? Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. For the figgy pudding: Combine the dried figs and raisins with the brandy in a small bowl and let sit 30 minutes to plump the fruit. But lighter in color. Until I made it. Beat eggs in a large bowl with an electric hand mixer on high for 1 minute. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Add the fruit (I used frozen blueberries and cherries) and chop. I looked for some kind of fig bars which are healthy. Did I get it right, historians and English friends? You see, the pecans get cooked with the oil for the recipe and the flavors just build on each other as you cook them, yum! Speaking of my gingerbread house guys, that’s part of what inspired the flavor of this recipe in case you hadn’t already guessed. I’ll look forward to hearing what you think! Combine figs, dates, and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. http://hedgecombers.com/2015/11/23/traditional-figgy-pudding/. Hope you’re all having a great season! Thank you! In a large bowl, combine the suet and brown sugar and mix well. It makes a rib-sticking dessert for hearty appetites. And when I say “toasting” what I actually mean is frying. 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