Special Pudding - Sridhar's DiaCare

Let’s celebrate this new year with some delicious pudding. You don’t have to sacrifice sweets this new year only because you are diabetic. This high-fibre pudding is rich in minerals and vitamins. You can even store it in the fridge for upto a week.

Ingredients

1 Small Banana

1 Unpeeled Apple, grated

50g Oats powdered

30g Wheatflour

1/2tsp Baking powder

10g Sunflower Seeds

10g Pumpkin Seeds

Grated zest of 1 orange

Grated zest of 1 lemon

25g White Raisins

20g Black Raisins

10g Orange peel candied and lemon peel

1tbsp Ground Cinnamon

1 tsp Ground Ginger or Ginger Powder

1 tsp Mixed Spices (nutmeg, clove)

1 tsp Oil to coat the dish

20g Glace Cherries – chopped (+5 left whole to top)

10g Whole Almonds

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4 and boil the kettle.
  2. Put all the dried fruits and spices into a bowl, mix thoroughly and add 50ml boiling water. Cover and leave for 15 minutes.
  3. Brush the oil around a 1 pint pudding basin. Arrange the whole cherries and whole almonds on the bottom.
  4. In a separate bowl, mash the banana and mix in the grated apple, carrot, oatmeal, flour, baking powder, zest and seeds.
  5. Add the fruits, spices and water they were soaking in, mixing everything together well. Spoon into the pudding basin.
  6. Cover with pleated greaseproof paper and foil, and wrap tightly over the basin.
  7. Stand the basin in a in a deep oven tray with 5cm of water in it (this is called a bain marie). Bake for 1 hour.
  8. Remove from the bain marie and cook for a further 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, but leave covered. Allow to cool a little before serving.

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