Monday, November 15, 2010

Olde Fashioned Plum Pudding



Here's an old time holiday favorite that folks don't take time to enjoy anymore.  They're very easy to make and extremely rich and yummy to eat.  There are lots of ingredients and it takes a little time but sooooo worth it!

Plum Pudding

4 slices bread torn up
1 cup milk
soak bread in milk and beat.

Mix together
2 slightly beaten eggs
1 cup rapadura sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
6 oz. finely chopped suet
1 tsp vanilla
Stir into above

Sift together
1 cup flour
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp mace
Add to sifted ingredients and mix well
2 cups raisins
1 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup chopped mixed candied fruits and peels
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Stir into bread mix and pour into a greased 2 quart mold or glass mixing bowl.

Cover with foil.
Tie with string.
Place on a rack in a deep kettle.
Add 1" boiling water
Cover and steam 3-1/2 hours adding water as needed.

Cool 10 minutes - unmold
Serve with warm hard sauce or cream.

Hard Sauce
Cream until fluffy
1/2 cup butter 
1 cup powdered sugar

Stir
1 TBSP cornstarch into
1 cup cold water
until dissolved.  Cook and stir until thick and bubbly.

Add to creamed mix.
Add 1 tsp lemon juice and 1-1/2 tsp vanilla

Serve warm over pudding.

This post is linked to Monday Mania hosted by The Healthy Home Economist.

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