Elaine and her wonderful team helps keep Stockland Traralgon spotless, but she is also famous for her baking skills. “At Christmas, I make my own shortbreads and rumballs and present them in small gift bags for colleges, teachers and sporting coaches” say Elaine, “but my specialty is my Christmas pudding”.
½ hour prep, 2 hours cooking
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 tsp mixed spice
- 1 tbsp of butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1 cup mixed fruit
- 1 cup of strong black tea
- 1 tsp baking soda
Sift the self-rising flour, plain flour and mixed spice together into a large bowl
Rub the butter into the mixture with your fingertips and gently combine. Be careful not to work the mixture too much – it should stay slightly crumbly.
Slowly add in the sugar, bread crumbs and mixed fruit and continue to combine.
In a separate bowl, mix the baking soda into the black tea.
Pour the black tea into the mixture and gently combine all ingredients to form a dough.
Place the dough into a pudding bowl steamer and boil for 2 hours and serve fresh.
Traditional Christmas dishes from around the world
Sandra's Portuguese Pickled Pork
Angela's Vanilla Panna Cotta
Toni's Greek Shortbread
Thu's Asian Style BBQ Lamb Chops
Elaine's Christmas Pudding