Alison May sent this great recipe for mini Christmas puddings. We love how it’s a recipe the kids can make – the non-alcoholic version, of course.
Makes about 24
½ x 20cm square purchased fruit cake
1/3 cup orange juice (or brandy)
1 egg white
½ to ¾ cup pure icing sugar, sifted
red and green snakes, chopped
1 Cut cake into 3cm squares. Form squares into balls and put on a large plate or tray. Sprinkle with orange juice. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. (If cake is a little dry, break it up into crumbs in a large bowl. Add orange juice to crumbs until mixture is easy to form into balls.)
2 Using an electric hand-beater, beat egg white for 1 minute or until frothy. Add 1 tbsp icing sugar to egg white, beating continually. Continue to add icing sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, beating until a thick, shiny white icing forms.
3 Spoon icing onto each ball, allowing to drizzle down the sides. Decorate with pieces of red and green snakes. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.