Mini Christmas Puddings

Christmas Pudding

I met this man, this wonderful man; he called me Petal and made me laugh.

We were friends, among many friends. A fun and joy filled group of friends.

A few years passed and soon this man, this wonderful man, decided it was time to move on.

I was also ready for a change; I packed my bags and headed in another direction.

Call it fate, call it chance, or simply call it a random Saturday night. A few months after we had both moved away I was back visiting my old friends for the weekend. It just so happened that this man, this wonderful man, was back that same weekend. We ran into each other on the Saturday night, the same place, the same time. We laughed, we hung out with old mates and we stayed out far too late. At the end of the night he suggested lunch. Yep, sure, sounds great.

Then he rang, in the light of day, again he mentioned lunch. Ohhhh, lunch, just the two of us? What about everyone else? I was a little unsure.

By the end of that meal I had decided that I was ok with marrying this man, this wonderful man.

The road from lunch to our wedding was windy. There were some steeps hills and some long, straight stretches, but we got there and I am so glad that we did.

This man, this wonderful man, plays so many roles in my life. He knows me, like no one else knows me, and although I will never understand why, he loves me, like no one else loves me. I don’t know what I would do without him and I dare not even imagine. There is nothing I can write that can express the gratitude I feel for all that he does for me. For everything he takes in his stride, and for the love he gives despite the obstacles we face. I hope that he knows how much I appreciate all that he is, all that he has been, and all that he will continue to be.

We have had many Christmas puddings together, I am looking forward to having many more.

 Mini Christmas Puddings

1 cup raisins

1 cup almonds

2 teaspoons mixed spice

1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract

2 strips of orange zest

Place the ingredients into your food processor or blender. Blend the ingredients until well combined and sticking together. Press the mixture firmly into mini muffin moulds and place in the fridge to set. Enjoy.

 

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  • http://glutenfreefork.wordpress.com/ sylvia

    Hi Bianca

    I made these yesterday. Yum! I rolled them into balls and topped them with some homemade white chocolate and 1/2 a glazed cherry. I wrote my first blog post ever about it linking your receipe to it. You can see it my website. Thanks.

    • bianca

      Your post was great Sylvia, thank you!!

  • Lindsey

    These are incredible. I made them into balls and rolled them in coconut. Christmas in a bite xo

    • bianca

      Thank you!! I am glad you liked them. x

  • Dianne

    Hi, I made these on Christmas Day and was so impressed! I forgot to buy more almonds so I added a few macadamia nuts to make one cup. This is my new favourite recipe :)

  • Kamya

    HI Bianca – these were an absolute hit ! My daughter and hubbie are gluten intolerant so it was wonderful to have these simple tasty morsels for them as an alternative to enjoy on Chrissy Day. Given how much my daughter loves fruit cake it may be difficult to keep this recipe only for Christmas time ! Thank you so much.

    Your cookbook arrived on Christmas Eve and is fabulous ! Congratulations and thank you for sharing with us. Your recipes are easily prepared with great results. It is a wonderful ‘tool’ for any Mumma’s kit in providing healthy alternatives for her family.

  • Irena

    These are just so good. Thank you for the recipe!

    • https://wholefoodsimply.com/ Bianca Slade

      Thank you. I appreciate the feedback. I am glad you like them. x

  • Terri Abey

    I made these for our Christmas in July party this week!! Yum, and they taste just like Christmas!!!!

    • https://wholefoodsimply.com/ Bianca Slade

      Perfect!!! Thank you so much, I am glad the recipe was enjoyed. x

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