Vegan Christmas Pudding with Chocolate Sauce

This is a vegan-friendly recipe for a delicious Christmas pudding that will warm the heart, and get you fully into the Yuletide spirit. Cut into slices and share with your friends and family.

Baobab Christmas Pudding with Chocolate Sauce

Baobab Christmas Pudding with Chocolate Sauce

Baobab Christmas Pudding with Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients

For Pudding

  • 2 tsp PandaVita Organic Baobab Powder
  • 400g all-purpose flour
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 40ml maple syrup
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 150g of various dried fruits (raisins, dates, apricots)
  • 50g walnuts
  • 3 tbsp brandy
  • 100ml warm water
  • 1 tbsp corn oil

For Chocolate Sauce

  • 70ml water
  • 20ml maple syrup
  • 30g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 15g minced cacao butter or chopped vegan bittersweet/dark chocolate
  • a pinch of sea salt

Baobab Christmas Pudding with Chocolate Sauce

Baobab Christmas Pudding with Chocolate Sauce

Method

Pudding

  1. Mix dried fruits and walnuts, fill them with brandy and leave to infuse overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C (Gas Mark 4)
  3. Mix the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, olive oil, maple syrup, baobab powder, dried fruits, walnuts and warm water together in a bowl until it becomes a dough.
  4. Lubricate the baking form with corn oil and sprinkle with flour. Then carefully lay out the dough into it.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes at 180°C (Gas Mark 4).
  6. After cooking, take it out of the oven and cool for 5-7 minutes.
  7. Remove the pudding from the baking form and allow to cool at room temperature.
  8. Pour the chocolate sauce and garnish with berries.

Chocolate Sauce

  1. Add all the ingredients into a saucepan. Cook, while stirring, over medium-high heat until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  2. Reduce the heat slightly and cook on a medium / medium-low heat for 5 minutes until thickened, whisking occasionally.

Baobab Christmas Pudding with Chocolate Sauce

Baobab Christmas Pudding with Chocolate Sauce

Baobab Christmas Pudding with Chocolate Sauce

Recipe and images by Elza Brook




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