Christmas can be a difficult time when you have special dietary requirements. Especially if your a bit of a foodie like my teenage son who has type 1 diabetes.
This Cookbook written by Stella Bowling and published by diabetes UK had been a godsend since I discovered it.
It contains some excellent recipes including this fail safe Christmas Pudding recipe, as well as recipes for Christmas cake and mince pies.
This recipe is always a hit and you honestly cannot tell that it doesn’t contain any added sugar. Perfect!
100g plain wholemeal flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground mixed spice
100g soft margarine
2 eggs, beaten
1 lemon, grated rind and juice
1 Apple, grated
2 large carrots, grated
100g wholemeal breadcrumbs
50g chopped mixed nuts
50g glacé cherries, rinsed and chopped
(Makes 20 servings)
In a very large bowl sift together the flour salt and spices. Add all the remaining ingredients and stir well till evenly combined.
Divide mixture between two pudding bowls (approx 1 1/2 pint) and cover with grease proof paper and then foil. Secure with string.
Steam the puddings for approximately 4 1/2 hours.
The puddings will keep for up to two weeks. Not as long as a traditional pudding, but that is because the sugar that would usually act as a preservative has been left out.
If you are looking for some more inspiration to keep mealtimes interesting whatever time of year I highly recommend checking this book out.
As all the nutritional information has already been broken down for you it also makes carb counting simpler.