ma's english plum pudding

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By Denise Senecal
from Rutland, VT

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

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serves approx. 12
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 3 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients For ma's english plum pudding

  • 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

How To Make ma's english plum pudding

  • 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.

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