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Raw Paleo Puddings

Raw Paleo Christmas Puddings

Serves 8
Preparation time 25 minutes (plus 10 – 15 minutes chilling time)
Cooking time 5 minutes

INGREDIENTS
60 g dried figs
2 tablespoons finely grated orange zest
50 g (½ cup) flaxseed meal
2 tablespoons dried sour cherries
1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
100 g dried apricots
250 g medjool dates, pitted
170 g (1/3 cups) almond meal
½ teaspoon vanilla powder
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon coconut oil
raspberries, to decorate

White icing
100 g cocoa butter, chopped
100 ml coconut cream
2 tablespoons maple syrup

METHOD
1 Line eight 50 ml capacity dariole moulds or small cups with plastic wrap.
2 Combine the figs, orange zest, flaxseed meal, cherries, ginger, apricots, dates, almond meal, vanilla and spices in a food processor and process to a crumb-like consistency. Transfer to a large bowl and add the orange juice and coconut oil. Knead until the mixture comes together to form a large ball.
3 Divide the pudding mixture into eight portions and firmly pack into the prepared moulds. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 15 minutes, or until firm. Remove the puddings from the moulds, peel off the plastic wrap and place on a tray.
4 To make the icing, place the cocoa butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and stir until completely melted.
5 Remove from the heat and mix in the coconut cream and maple syrup. Set aside to cool and thicken, stirring occasionally.
6 Spoon the icing over the puddings and refrigerate for 10–15 minutes until the icing is firm.
7 Decorate the puddings with the raspberries and serve.

Written by Pete Evans

A love of food saw Pete begin his career as chef and restaurateur at the age of 19, opening numerous award winning restaurants nationally as well as cooking in some of the finest restaurants globally.

Pete has not only cooked for the general public, but he’s also cooked a royal banquet for the Prince and Princess of Denmark, a private dinner for Martha Stewart, and even represented his hometown at the gala G?Day USA dinner for 600 in NYC.

Pete’s career has moved from the kitchen into the lounge room with many TV appearances including Lifestyle Channel’s Home show, Postcards from Home, FISH, My Kitchen Rules, Moveable Feast, and his latest The Paleo Way… stay tuned for Food is Medicine which is in pre production now!

It’s safe to say he knows his stuff, with over 10 bestselling cookbooks inspiring individuals and families in their kitchens around the world.

Pete’s also a simple guy. He loves his family, the ocean, surfing, and maintaining his own healthy lifestyle. When he changed his life to The Paleo Way of living, an abundance of mental, physical, and emotional changes followed. This paved the way for Pete’s belief that food can be medicine, and that it should be our first port of call for a healthier life.
They say the proof is in the pudding, and if hearing Pete speak about The Paleo Way isn’t enough to get you excited, almost nothing will.

As a certified health coach with qualifications from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Pete wants to change the lives of everyone around him, including you.

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