Martha Washington's Plum Pudding

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Pat Duran

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@kitchenChatter

According to this time-honored recipe, you take three days to prepare this great concoction.
When you are finished you have the famous pudding!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
1 bread size loaf pan
Prep:
24 Hr
Cook:
6 Hr

Ingredients

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  • 2 1/2 lb
    prunes
  • 1 1/2 lb
    raisins
  • 1 1/2 c
    water
  • 3/4 c
    brandy
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    cloves
  • 1 tsp
    allspice, ground
  • 2 tsp
    mace
  • 1 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 2 lb
    beef suet, minced
  • 1/2 c
    grated orange peel
  • 1/4 c
    grated lemon peel
  • 1 lb
    citron
  • 1 c
    flour
  • 7 large
    eggs, beaten
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar

How to Make Martha Washington's Plum Pudding

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine prunes and raisins with the water and cook until soft. Leave fruit in its cooking water and add brandy and spices.
    Let the mixture steep for two days, keeping in a cool place.
    On the third day:
    Drain the liquid. Add beef suet, orange and lemon peels and citron, combining these with the flour , eggs and sugar.
    Press mixture into a buttered loaf pan, cover tightly, and steam for 6 hours.
    Note:
    Steam: Can use Pressure cooker as a steamer- check your cookers pamphlet.
    Steam= to cook by steam in large or small pressure cooker, deep-well cooker, doubler, or a steamer made by fitting a rack in a kettle fitted with a tight cover. A small amount of boiling water is used, more water being added during steaming process if necessary.
  2. Lemon Sauce:
    1/2 c.granulated sugar
    1 T. cornstarch
    1/8 teas. salt
    1/8 teas. nutmeg
    1 c. boiling water
    2 T. butter
    1 1/2 T. lemon juice
    Mix sugar, cornstarch, salt and nutmeg; gradually add water. and cook over low heat until thick and clear. Add butter and lemon juice; blend thoroughly.

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