Figgy Pudding is a traditional British dessert that has become synonymous with the holiday season. This rich and flavorful pudding is filled with dried fruits, spices, and a hint of citrus, making it a perfect treat for festive gatherings. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore a Figgy Pudding recipe with a unique twist—it incorporates the added benefits of CBD. By infusing CBD into this classic dessert, we can enhance both the flavors and potential relaxation effects. Whether you’re a fan of CBD-infused recipes or simply looking to try something new, this CBD-infused Figgy Pudding will bring warmth and comfort to your holiday table. So, let’s dive into the recipe and create a delightful dessert that combines tradition and innovation.
- 200g dried figs, stems removed and chopped
- 150g raisins
- 100g currants
- 50g dried cranberries
- Zest and juice of 1 orange
- Zest and juice of 1 lemon
- 120ml boiling water
- 3 tablespoons CBD-infused vegetable oil (ensure it is suitable for consumption and labeled as food-grade)
- 150g brown sugar
- 150g breadcrumbs
- 100g self-raising flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 large eggs, beaten
Prepare the Dried Fruits:
- In a large bowl, combine the chopped dried figs, raisins, currants, dried cranberries, orange zest, lemon zest, and the juice of the orange and lemon.
- Pour boiling water over the dried fruit mixture and stir well.
- Let the mixture sit for about 20 minutes, allowing the fruits to plump up and absorb the liquid.
Preheat the Oven and Prepare the Pudding Basin:
- Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).
- Grease a 1-liter (2-pint) pudding basin with CBD-infused vegetable oil.
Make the Figgy Pudding Batter:
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the CBD-infused vegetable oil and brown sugar.
- Add the beaten eggs and mix well until everything is thoroughly combined.
- Sift in the self-raising flour and add the breadcrumbs, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, and ground ginger.
- Stir gently until all the ingredients are fully incorporated.
Combine the Batter with the Dried Fruits:
- Add the soaked dried fruit mixture to the batter.
- Stir well until the fruits are evenly distributed throughout the batter.
Steam the Figgy Pudding:
- Spoon the Figgy Pudding mixture into the greased pudding basin, filling it almost to the top.
- Cover the pudding basin with a double layer of greased parchment paper or aluminum foil, securing it tightly with kitchen string.
- Place the pudding basin in a deep roasting pan and pour boiling water into the roasting pan until it reaches about halfway up the sides of the pudding basin.
- Carefully transfer the roasting pan to the preheated oven.
- Bake for approximately 2 hours, or until the Figgy Pudding is firm and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Check the water level occasionally during baking and top it up with boiling water if necessary.
Serve and Enjoy:
- Once the Figgy Pudding is baked, carefully
remove it from the oven and let it cool in the pudding basin for a few minutes
- Remove the parchment paper or aluminum foil cover and place a serving plate upside down over the top of the pudding basin.
- Carefully flip the pudding basin and plate together to release the Figgy Pudding onto the plate. Tap the bottom of the basin if needed.
- Lift the pudding basin off the plate, revealing the beautiful Figgy Pudding.
Optional Flambéed Finish:
- If desired, you can add an extra touch of spectacle by flambéing the Figgy Pudding.
- Warm a small amount of brandy or rum in a saucepan.
- Carefully ignite the alcohol with a long match and pour it over the Figgy Pudding, creating a stunning flame.
- Allow the flame to extinguish naturally before serving.
Serve with Accompaniments:
- Figgy Pudding is traditionally served with a warm sauce, such as a rich brandy or rum sauce, custard, or even a dollop of whipped cream.
- Prepare your preferred sauce or accompaniment and serve it alongside the Figgy Pudding.
- Cut the Figgy Pudding into thick slices and drizzle the sauce over each serving.
- When using CBD-infused vegetable oil, ensure it is suitable for consumption and labeled as food-grade.
- The CBD dosage in this recipe is based on the CBD-infused vegetable oil used. Adjust the dosage according to the concentration of your CBD oil and your desired CBD intake per serving.
Figgy Pudding is a cherished holiday dessert that brings warmth and joy to any gathering. By infusing it with CBD, we can enhance both the flavors and potential relaxation effects. This comprehensive guide has provided you with a step-by-step recipe to create a delicious CBD-infused Figgy Pudding that combines tradition, flavor, and the potential benefits of CBD.
Remember to choose a high-quality CBD-infused vegetable oil suitable for consumption and labeled as food-grade. Additionally, be mindful of the dosage and adjust it based on the concentration of your CBD oil and your desired CBD intake per serving.
As you gather with loved ones during the holiday season, enjoy the delightful flavors and potential relaxation effects of this CBD-infused Figgy Pudding. Embrace the traditions and create new memories as you savor each bite. May your holidays be filled with joy, warmth, and the magic of CBD-infused treats.
Note: Before incorporating CBD into your diet, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking medication that may interact with CBD. This guide is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.
Wishing you a festive and flavorful experience as you indulge in the CBD-infused Figgy Pudding. Happy baking and happy holidays!