This holiday season, Amazon has paid homage to Australia’s unique Christmas palates with the launch of the limited edition Amazon Aussie Christmas Pudding, inspired by the iconic Aussie cheesy cob loaf.
Created by viral TikTok foodie and Masterchef fan favourite, Montana Hughes, together with Australian small business, Pud For All Seasons, the Amazon Aussie Christmas Pudding brings cob loaf to the Christmas table by remixing the traditional plum pudding to include bread crumbs, caramelised onions, cheese, rosemary, dried fruits and garlic for a delicious sweet-savoury combination.
To accompany it, Hughes has come up with three different sauces—Butterscotch, Cheese, and Rosemary Caramel—that you can easily whip up at home, and should delight every guest at your table.
These sauces are best drizzled on top of your new favourite Christmas pud, which you can shop here, though they'll pair wonderfully with a traditional pudding or cob loaf, too.
How to make: Christmas pudding butterscotch sauce
Playing into the classic pairing of Christmas pudding and rich butterscotch sauce, Hughes' version is spiked with a liberal dash of brandy for a nostalgic rendition of the quintessential Christmas centrepiece. Serve both sauce and pudding warm.
- 100g brown sugar
- 125ml thickened cream
- 100g butter
- 2 tbsp brandy
- Pinch of salt
- Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Add the brown sugar, salt and cream, and stir until well combined.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, and allow to bubble for 4 to 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in the brandy.
- Leave to cool slightly before serving.
How to make: Christmas pudding cheese sauce
To bring out the savoury flavours of onion, garlic, cheese and rosemary in your Amazon Aussie Christmas Pudding, try serving it warm with a generous drizzle of this oozy cheese sauce. The sharp cheddar elevates the flavour profile of the cob loaf-inspired pudding and makes it a unique addition to your Christmas table. And did we mention it can be made in a matter of minutes?
- 500ml milk
- 50g plain flour
- 50g butter
- 100g grated strong cheddar
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Salt, to taste
- Add butter to a medium saucepan set over a medium-high heat.
- Once the butter is melted, add the flour and whisk until incorporated, stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes to slightly toast the flour.
- Add the milk little by little, making sure it’s fully incorporated and smooth before adding more.
- Once all the milk is added, add the cheese, stir to combine and season with salt if necessary.
How to make: Christmas pudding rosemary caramel sauce
Rich and aromatic, this rosemary caramel sauce will transport your Christmas pudding into a world of its own. With flavours that bring to mind a cheese board with dried fruit, gooey camembert and rosemary crackers, it’s a delicious combination of sweet and savoury.
- 200g sugar
- ½ cup water
- 50g butter
- 80g cream
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary
- ½ tsp salt
- Add the cream to a small saucepan set over medium-high heat. Bring the cream just to a simmer and turn off the heat.
- Add the rosemary, cover the pot with a lid and set aside to infuse for 5-10 minutes.
- Remove the rosemary and set the cream aside for later.
- Add the sugar and water to a medium saucepan set over high heat.
- Bring to a boil and allow to bubble away until it reaches a medium amber colour.
- Turn off the heat, and add the butter as soon as it reaches the desired colour. Stir to combine. Be careful as the mixture is very hot and can bubble slightly.
- Carefully add the infused cream and salt, and mix until smooth. Set aside to cool before serving.
Shop the Amazon Aussie Christmas Pudding here.
Next, spice up your holiday dessert table with this recipe for iced allspice Christmas cookies from Aussie bakers The Confectionist.