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Anyone made a paleo Christmas pudding?

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Created November 22, 2011 at 1:36 PM

I am wondering whether to leave out the wheat flour in my recipe and up the ground almonds, and substitute xylitol for the sugar (Shouldn't need much if I use dried fruit). Has anyone tried this or does anyone have a recipe for Christmas pudding?

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on December 05, 2011
at 11:12 AM

touche. fair enough, but Christmas pudding is traditionally a store bought item (at least from my experience). I know many who make their own Christmas fruit cake but pudding no.

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on December 04, 2011
at 12:38 PM

But if someone thinks it is worth their time to prepare their own food, then why prepare it in such a way that damages their health?

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on December 04, 2011
at 09:07 AM

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/member-recipes/Gluten%20Free%20Christmas%20Pudding/1414

718d7082bf717ad1a17c10da016fbcae

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on December 04, 2011
at 09:07 AM

Thank you so much Jean! I also found this one of Jamie's. I think I might use both recipes and get creative :) Thanks again!

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on December 02, 2011
at 09:21 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/christmaspudding_77292 This is a gluten free one that uses gram flour and rice flour. I haven't tried it but the source is a good one.

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on November 22, 2011
at 06:44 PM

I hadn't thought of mashed squash! We've just eaten sweet potato. I reckon that would do.

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on November 22, 2011
at 06:37 PM

I thought the recipe might be in my ancient Mrs Beeton's but sadly, not. Perhaps I just improvised and never wrote it down. I remember I also made fruit cake with all ground almonds instead of flour - it was delicious but a bit crumbly and a tiny bit dry. I reckon the substitution works better with Christmas pudding as the steaming keeps it moist.

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on November 22, 2011
at 03:32 PM

Thankyou! Let us know how you get on. Candied peel has wheat in it!!! What is the world coming to!

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on November 22, 2011
at 03:31 PM

Thank you! Yes I wondered whether I would actually need the sweetener. I'll have to experiment.

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718d7082bf717ad1a17c10da016fbcae

on December 11, 2011
at 10:48 PM

I made a Paleo Christmas Pudding and it turned out great! Check out my blog: http://northwestcavegirls.com/2011/12/ho-ho-hopaleo-christmas-puds/ Happy Paleo Christmas!!

Smiles, Kate

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on November 22, 2011
at 05:11 PM

I made a great christmas pudding last year - no flour of any kind, just dried fruit, nuts and spices, a little molasses, and then cooked and mashed squash to provide the 'bulk' base to the pudding that holds it all together. Think I put in an egg as well to firm it up, but I would guess that unless the mixture seems very wet it might be ok without. It actually turned out a lot better than I expected, and the whole family ate it without guessing it was gluten free.

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on November 22, 2011
at 06:44 PM

I hadn't thought of mashed squash! We've just eaten sweet potato. I reckon that would do.

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on November 22, 2011
at 02:48 PM

I've got one resting on my worktop! Will be testing it next weekend before making the real one. Like Panteleimon, I didn't add any extra sugar, but I did get a bit experimental and put in some dessicated coconut instead of the breadcrumbs in the original recipe. I think it was a Delia Smith recipe from the BBC website. I was surprised to find that both the suet and candied peel that would usually go in both contain pesky wheat. Grr.

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on November 22, 2011
at 03:32 PM

Thankyou! Let us know how you get on. Candied peel has wheat in it!!! What is the world coming to!

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on December 04, 2011
at 12:20 PM

it's once a year, it's a sure fire 20 for me - in the 80/20 rule, or actually a 10, I'm more of a a 90/10 guy. I will be having a piece of traditional christmas pudding, not too much mind you. Some things just aren't worth my valuable time and effort.

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on December 04, 2011
at 12:38 PM

But if someone thinks it is worth their time to prepare their own food, then why prepare it in such a way that damages their health?

218f4d92627e4289cc81178fce5b4d00

on December 05, 2011
at 11:12 AM

touche. fair enough, but Christmas pudding is traditionally a store bought item (at least from my experience). I know many who make their own Christmas fruit cake but pudding no.

718d7082bf717ad1a17c10da016fbcae

(10)

on December 04, 2011
at 09:07 AM

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/member-recipes/Gluten%20Free%20Christmas%20Pudding/1414

718d7082bf717ad1a17c10da016fbcae

(10)

on December 04, 2011
at 09:07 AM

Thank you so much Jean! I also found this one of Jamie's. I think I might use both recipes and get creative :) Thanks again!

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718d7082bf717ad1a17c10da016fbcae

on December 02, 2011
at 04:40 AM

I am 7 weeks into my new paleo lifestyle, British and living in the States. I am looking for a paleo Christmas pud recipe and really need to follow a set recipe for confidence. Anyone have the time to post one? My family would be most grateful! I found paleo mince pies on http://crossfittameside.com/2010/11/23/paleo-recipe-mince-pies/ which I plan to make too. Thanks in advance everyone!

7e36094a0f7a2fbad24290225405220b

(2064)

on December 02, 2011
at 09:21 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/christmaspudding_77292 This is a gluten free one that uses gram flour and rice flour. I haven't tried it but the source is a good one.

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559a1bf85bfe38a0fbbf56377c7278b4

on November 22, 2011
at 02:18 PM

I have made Christmas pudding with just ground almonds (no flour) but don't have the recipe to hand, unfortunately. It was delicious and nobody realised it wasn't a conventional pudding. With plenty of dried fruit I didn't need any added sugar, as the almonds are naturally sweet and if you steam the pudding well, the sugar leaks out of the fruit and sweetens the whole pudding.

7e36094a0f7a2fbad24290225405220b

(2064)

on November 22, 2011
at 03:31 PM

Thank you! Yes I wondered whether I would actually need the sweetener. I'll have to experiment.

559a1bf85bfe38a0fbbf56377c7278b4

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on November 22, 2011
at 06:37 PM

I thought the recipe might be in my ancient Mrs Beeton's but sadly, not. Perhaps I just improvised and never wrote it down. I remember I also made fruit cake with all ground almonds instead of flour - it was delicious but a bit crumbly and a tiny bit dry. I reckon the substitution works better with Christmas pudding as the steaming keeps it moist.

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