Perfect Christmas Pudding

Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

I've been looking for a traditional "English" or "Plum" pudding for Christmas. I will work on this and get it fixed by the next holiday season.

I have not tried this recipe yet, as I "adopted" it from the JAP site. I plan to try it closer to the holidays. Anyone that wants to can try it, if they like. Let me know your results.


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Serves:

8

Method:

Steam

Ingredients

24
dried figs
1.5 c
milk
1 c
shortening
2 c
soft bread crumbs, lightly packed
3/4 c
sugar
3 Tbsp
quick cooking tapioca
1.5 c
all purpose flour
2.5 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
allspice
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
cloves
1/2 tsp
salt
1/3 c
light molasses
1 c
walnuts, toasted, chopped
3
egg whites

Directions Step-By-Step

1
With scissors, snip stems from figs.
2
Then snip figs into small pieces.
3
Heat them in milk in top of double boiler until figs are soft (about 20 minutes).
4
Remove from heat, stir figs thoroughly until mashed.
5
Add shortening, bread crumbs, sugar and tapioca.
6
Sift and measure flour, and sift again with other dry ingredients.
7
Add with molasses and chopped walnuts.
8
Fold in stiffly whipped egg whites.
9
Turn into generously buttered 2-quart mold, cover tightly and steam, covered, for 3 hours on a rack in hot water that must come half-way up side of mold.
10
Or steam in individual molds.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Puddings
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: English
Other Tag: Quick & Easy