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Re: too good to be true Fat Free Christmas Pudding!!

On Sat, 15 Dec 2001 03:17:14 -0800, Lucy Evans wrote:

>No Fat Christmas Pudding
>An alternative Christmas pudding, sufficient for 5/6 people, that is light,
>fat-less and very tasty.
>12 oz (360g) brown breadcrumbs
>1 large cooking apple, peeled, cored and sliced
>1 banana, peeled and sliced
>4 oz (120g) shelled brazil nuts
>1 oz (30G) blanched almonds
>8 oz (240g) currants
>8 oz (240g) sultanas8 oz (240G) soft brown sugar
>3 teaspoons mixed spice
>1 teaspoon salt
>Juice and finely grated rind of 1 lemon
>½ pint (300ML) milk
>3 eggs, beaten
>Liquidise the first five ingredients, or chop finely in a food processor.
>Put in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Mix together thoroughly,
>then put in a greased 3 pint (1.7 litre) pudding basin. Cover securely and
>steam for 6 hours. Turn out and serve with Rich White Sauce or Brandy

It is, indeed, too good to be true - in fact, it's not true.

No dish which contains brazil nuts, almonds, and three eggs
is fatfree.  The milk can be skim milk and therefore
fatfree.  But eggs and nuts most certainly have considerable
quantities of fat.  

To top it off, one of the recommended sauces is brandy
*butter*!  :)