grease and base line a 2 litre pudding basin.
combine sultanas, prunes, raisins, currants, cherries, ginger, orange juice, orange zest and brandy in a large bowl; stir well, stand 1 hour.
beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy; add egg, beat well. beat in plaistowe premium dark chocolate. fold in sifted flour and spice, mix well.
pour into prepared basin; cover with foil or a tight fitting lid. place in large boiler or saucepan; pour in boiling water to come half way up sides of basin. cover and boil 1¾ hours, topping up with boiling water if necessary. remove from pan, stand overnight before turning out.
serve hot or cold with custard. decorate with fresh berries if desired.
Rate this recipe out of 5:
Recipes.com.au is your one stop destination for no-fuss, super-delicious recipes that are as much fun to prepare as they are to devour.
From weeknight dinners, to treats for special occasions, we've got you covered. All recipes are designed to be simple and easy to follow, so you can spend more time enjoying good company and good food.
Each recipe is tried-and-tested by a dedicated our cooking team to ensure you can recreate the same great results at home. Whether you're picking up a frying pan for the first time, or a seasoned cook, you are sure to find something you'll love in our versatile collection of recipes.
It's time to get cooking.