75g/3oz. Spelt white flour,
175g/6oz.dark brown sugar,
175g/6oz. butter, 3 eggs,
1/2 teasp. cinnamon,
1 teasp. mixed spice,
100g/4oz. halved cherries,
100g/4oz. ground almonds,
Grated rind 1 lemon,
1/2 pt. stout or fresh milk,
2 dessert spoons brandy/whiskey
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy, add lightly beaten egg and mix .
Stir in sieved flour,nutmeg and mixed spice.
Add raisins,sultanas, currants,cherries, ground almonds and grated lemon peel and mix well.
Add breadcrumbs, stout or milk and brandy/whiskey mix well. You can leave this to stand overnight covered with a damp tea towel to blend flavours.
Grease a 1 and a 1/2 litre/3 pint pudding bowl.
Put a circle of greaseproof paper in bottom of bowl.
Put mixture in bowl and cover top with greaseproof paper secure lid and put into a saucepan with water half way up sideof bowl.
Put lid on saucepan and steam for 5 hours.
Keep saucepan topped up with boiling water and dont let it boil dry.
Next day wrap pudding in greaseproof paper and tinfoil. Hope you enjoy making and eating this georgeous easy spelt christmas pudding!