Today we made Figgy Pudding as part of our classroom unit on A Christmas Carol. In spite of our misgivings it was delicious. We altered a recipe found here for a simple figgy pudding. Here is our version:
1 and 1/4 cup Fig Pastry Filling
1 Box Deluxe Hearty Carrot Cake Mix (best if it has a separate bag of dehydrated carrot and raisins) and ingredients for Cake Mix (1/4 cup oil, 3 eggs - leave out the water)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon orange marmalade
Zest of an orange is optional
Put everything in a big bowl.
Using beaters (with switches galore) beat until well mixed.
Pour into greased baking pans, follow baking directions on Cake Mix box.
Optional: Half way through baking cover with foil so the "pudding" is more steamed than baked.