Ma's English Plum Pudding Recipe

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Ma's English Plum Pudding

Denise Senecal

By
@dsenecal

This recipe has been handed down from my Great-grandmother and before.


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Comments:

Serves:

approx. 12

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

3 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients

3 c
flour
1 tsp
salt
3/4 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
1/2 tsp
ground cloves
1/2 tsp
mace
1 tsp
cinnamon

SIFT TOGETHER AND LET STAND OVERNIGHT

1/2 lb
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 lb
raisins
1/2 lb
dried currants
1/2 lb
candied citron
1/2 lb
candied lemon peel
1/2 lb
candied orange peel
1/2 lb
walnut pieces

CHOP FRUIT AND WALNUTS, MIX TOGETHER WITH SUGAR, STIR INTO FLOUR MIXTURE

1/4 c
hot milk
1/2 c
fine bread crumbs

POUR MILK OVER BREAD CRUMBS AND LET STAND 10 MINUTES

1 c
sugar
4
eggs, separated

BEAT SUGAR WITH EGG YOLKS UNTIL LIGHT AND FLUFFY

1/2 lb
suet (shortening/butter)

ADD SHORTENING AND BREAD CRUMB MIXTURE TO YOLK MIXTURE. STIR INTO FLOUR-FRUIT MIXTURE.

1/4 c
juice (lemon or orange)
1/2 c
jelly (currant or marmalade)

ADD JUICE AND JELLY TO MIXTURE AND BEAT THOROUGHLY

FOLD IN STIFFLY BEATEN EGG WHITES

FILL (LARGE OR 2-3 SMALL) GREASED MOLD 2/3 FULL

COVER TIGHTLY AND STEAM FOR APPROXIMATELY 3 1/2 HOURS.

SERVE WITH MAPLE HARD SAUCE

Directions Step-By-Step

1
MAPLE HARD SAUCE
2
1 lb. (2 cups) maple sugar (not syrup)
1/2 cup butter (or margarine)
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
3
Cream butter until very soft. Stir in maple sugar and walnuts.
Serve warm enough to soften. May add cream or milk and more sugar to make more sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Puddings
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