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DESSERT

PLUM PUDDING, American

Ingredients
  • ½ pound dry bread crumbs
  • 1 cup scalded milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 ½ cups seeded raisins (cut in pieces and (floured)
  • ½ cup dried figs chopped
  • 2 ounces citron cut fine
  • 1 pound suet
  • ¼ cup wine current jelly or grape juice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon mace
  • 2 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg whites
Preparation Instructions

Soak bread crumbs in milk and let stand until cool. Add sugar, egg yolks, raisins, figs and citron. Chop suet and work with hands until creamy. Combine mixture. Add wine currant jelly or grape juice, spices, salt and beaten egg whites. Put into greased pudding mold and steam for 3 hours (The recipe makes 9 cups batter). Serve with hard sauce or lemon sauce. Serves 8 or more. Do try the lemon sauce for your plum pudding it's really very good.

Goes with: lemon sauce - - recommended sauce..
Contributed by Unknown, 1972

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