There's a popular school of thought out there that romanticizes a White Christmas as something very much to be wished for every year. Well, speaking as someone who lives in a part of the world where there is rarely any other alternative, I can say that all those people who spend their time listening to Irving Berlin songs can have my White Christmas … I'd much rather be spending my Christmas on a tropical island. So this tropical twist on the traditional steamed Christmas pudding can at least let me imagine a little bit sitting on a sandy island beach at Christmas-time surrounded by warm tropical breezes as I watch the snow drift outside my window.
The steaming of these kinds of puddings really brings out the plumpness and freshness of dried tropical fruits… any kind that you can find or that strikes your fancy. For my own pudding I used an equal mixture of mangoes, papayas, pineapples and bananas, but any combination of any sort of tropical fruit that you can like — guava or jackfruit for example — can be used here. Make sure to look for dried tropical fruits without sugar and preservatives at a specialty store like an Asian grocery or a natural food store.
|Tropical Christmas Steamed Pudding|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on December 17, 2007
Moist, delicious almost-traditional steamed rum Christmas pudding with an exotic twist from plump steamed tropical fruits
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Note: use any combination of mangoes, papayas, pineapples, bananas, guava or jackfruit — look for dried fruit without addeds sugarInstructions: