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perfect christmas pudding

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Susan Feliciano
Oak Ridge, TN

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.

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
method Steam

Ingredients For perfect christmas pudding

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

How To Make perfect christmas pudding

  • 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.

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