Sunday, 29 December 2013

Left over ...

Christmas day lunch pudding (well something like that!)

Like every family at Christmas we all like something different for our Christmas lunch. 
 My family came for the day as they do every year and we have lots of this and that so that we all get something that we like and enjoy on this special day.

Each year I end up making lots of cranberry sauce and only a few teaspoons of it are eaten. Some of us also like apple sauce so this year Mum brought 4 jars with her which she had made on Christmas Eve.  

When it comes to the pudding some of us love custard, some love cream, some brandy cream and Mr P. loves brandy butter but he will only have one spoonful out of the pot and no one else eats it. We had so much brandy butter left this year that I thought that I would try cooking with it.

 I used all of our left over cranberry sauce, apple sauce as well as the butter and brandy butter and you can see the result above which we had for Sunday Lunch today.  
Very nice too, everyone came back for seconds!  


Left over Cranberry Sauce
Left over Apple Sauce
1-2 extra eating apples
10oz Porride Oats
5oz Flour 
(I really don't think that it matters whether it is S/R or Plain - I have used both in the past)
8oz Butter 
(I used all of the Brandy Butter and Butter that we had left and then topped it up with Benecol hoping that this would offset all the the cholesterol in the rest of the pudding!)
{4oz Dark sugar or sugar to taste}
1-2tsp Cinnamon


Empty all of the cranberry & apple sauce into an oven proof dish.  

Core the apples and cut into small pieces (so that they will cook quickly) and add into the sauce.  

Sprinkle the cinnamon over the top of the fruit.

Mix the oats and flour in mixing bowl.

Add the sugar at this stage if you want it but I do not add any extra sugar as the fruit is sweet enough.

Add the butter and rub together (as if making breadcrumbs for pastry).

Sprinkle the mix over the fruit and sprinkle some extra dark sugar on top so that it will go crispy in the oven.

Bake on 180 degrees Celsius for approx 20-30 minutes.

  I would have added sultanas or some raisins but the littlest Miss P. does not like them and to be quite honest it was rich and delicious enough. 


Monday, 23 December 2013

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