Christmas pudding muffins – Caroline’s Cooking

These Christmas pudding muffins are a tasty strategy to give leftover Christmas pudding a brand new lease of life. Fast, straightforward to make, a beautiful mixture of fruit and spice.

Christmas pudding muffins – Caroline’s Cooking

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So, given the time of 12 months I had thought of posting some canapé-type meals as New Yr’s celebration concepts, however for no matter cause it simply did not fairly occur. I had a number of concepts, however could not fairly get motivated to prepare dinner them. Possibly it is partly as a result of, with a two 12 months previous and nonetheless being comparatively new in these components and with out household round, New Yr’s events are one thing we extra look again on wistfully than go to. However I reside in hope that can change some day quickly.

Or possibly it is also as a result of I’ve nonetheless been having fun with my leftovers and so was extra motivated to do one thing else with them. Both method, these Christmas pudding muffins are fairly tasty and so I assumed I had higher share them earlier than you run out of or throw away the final of your Christmas pudding so you may take pleasure in them within the coming days.

Christmas pudding muffins – Caroline’s Cooking

The concept for these muffins is definitely the results of a misunderstanding. In a roundabout method, I’ve Michelle at Giraffes Can Bake to thank/blame for these. You see, for all there are arguments that the world is getting smaller and many others, except you will have expertise of either side of the Atlantic, you is likely to be shocked at how usually British and American English can differ.

I speak about it a bit on my Language and Measurements web page, and you could have seen a number of occasions once I write a number of elements in a couple of method. On the entire, I’m not too dangerous in understanding what the opposite model of a phrase is from my time on the US facet of the pond, an American other-half and being introduced up within the UK, however on occasion I get mind fuzz or discover one thing I’m not certain of.

Christmas pudding muffins – Caroline’s Cooking

Final week, once I noticed Michelle’s Christmas spiced pudding cookies I used to be having a kind of mind fuzz moments and instantly thought ‘ooh, they style of or are made with Christmas pudding’ and solely step by step after studying did I notice my mistake.

She meant American ‘pudding’ which is one explicit sort of custardy dessert, I believe closest to Angel Delight for Brits. Nonetheless, it gave me an thought. Why could not I take advantage of Christmas pudding in one thing else? I made a decision muffins had been the more than likely, and tastiest candidate, and so started working.

Christmas pudding muffins – Caroline’s Cooking

A lot as I like Christmas pudding, it’s all too straightforward to finish up with a bit an excessive amount of – and there is not lots of selection in the way you eat it – so it is a nice strategy to give it a brand new lease of life. These Christmas pudding muffins are extremely straightforward to make and style scrumptious; pretty and fruity and barely spiced. In actual fact they’re adequate I’d strive to determine the way to make them with out having to make a Christmas pudding first, however that is one for an additional time.

I’ve used my very own Christmas pudding as the bottom however any Christmas pudding would work fantastic right here, you’ll simply get a barely completely different style relying on the elements. I do know many Christmas pudding recipes, together with mine, have beef suet in however you may get vegetarian variations or swap out the suet for oil and/or butter while you make it to make it vegetarian. Relying in your pudding, you would possibly wish to add just a little additional spice or dried fruit to make for tastier muffins. In fact, no want with my recipe 🙂

Christmas pudding muffins – Caroline’s Cooking

I’ve made solely a small amount right here as I assumed that is likely to be probably the most useful as you may not have big portions of Christmas pudding left, however in fact if you wish to make extra simply multiply the portions up.

These are nonetheless fairly ‘strong’ muffins, although they don’t seem to be bricks both, don’t be concerned. In fact with the Christmas pudding in there, that is not a lot of a shock, however they’re nonetheless loads lighter than the pudding itself but with all of the tasty taste. They’d make an amazing tea-time snack for any New Yr guests – I’d must make some extra as we’re getting by them pretty rapidly already.

Christmas pudding muffins – Caroline’s Cooking

See extra concepts for utilizing Vacation leftovers in my assortment, and in addition get extra snack recipes within the archives.

Christmas pudding muffins – Caroline’s Cooking

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Christmas pudding muffins

A tasty method to make use of up some Christmas pudding, these muffins are straightforward to make and filled with fruit and spice.

Prep Time10 minutes

Prepare dinner Time20 minutes

Whole Time30 minutes

Course: Snack

Delicacies: British

Servings: 6 -8

Writer: Caroline’s Cooking



  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup buttermilk 120ml
  • 1 ½ cups Christmas pudding 300g (purchased or see my recipe)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup all objective flour 140g plain flour


  • Preheat the oven to 350F/175C

  • Whisk collectively the egg and buttermilk in a bowl.

  • Crumble the Christmas pudding into the egg and buttermilk combination and break it up with a fork. Reduce any giant lumps.

  • Add the baking powder and flour and blend till mixed however strive to not over-mix.

  • Spoon the combination right into a greased or lined muffin tin, nearly to the highest.

  • Bake for approx 20-25 minutes till calmly browned and a skewer comes out clear

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