I love a traditional Christmas pudding as much as the next chubby chick but I can’t be bothered. (with hard sauce, please)
I did bother with these Figgy Pinwheels (gluten-free, of course). After making them, I started thinking about the PRICE. That was over $15 for about 25. Eating for the Celiacs is usually not more expensive because I pretty much eat meat and freggies. It’s when you buy ready-made OR make a faux food (de-glutenizing ‘normal’ recipes), it starts racking up change.
They are tasty and received the coveted and rare 2 thumbs up from my father. Okay, that’s not dad. He has less hair and drinks his beer from the tin.
Sauté dried figs in pomegranate juice (I lucked out, the pommie juice was on super-sale or I’d never have bought it).
In case you’ve never seen blanched almond flour… I’ve used both natural and blanched. Blanched is lighter and less grainy, methinks. It also costs more! I typically keep natural. I’ve mentioned previously, nuts.com often beats everybody else’s prices and their quality is better IMO. BUT you pay SHIPPING and that’s painful. 😦
Mix dry ingredients together in separate bowl. Mix wet ingredients together in separate bowl (usual drill). Combine. Chill.
Roll dough. Top with filling. Form into log/ pinwheel shape. Slice and bake. They rolled theirs thinner but to be honest, I didn’t have room! I considered doing two but couldn’t be bothered. This is rather a long haul for cookie-baking.
NOTE: recipe seems to use 2T maple syrup the way I read it but I only used one in the filling.