Ma's English Plum Pudding

Ma's English Plum Pudding Recipe

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Denise Senecal

By
@dsenecal

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

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

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

How to Make Ma's English Plum Pudding

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.

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About Ma's English Plum Pudding

Course/Dish: Cakes Puddings
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