Catholic Recipe: Plum Pudding 4
Also Called: Christmas Pudding
Plum pudding is an English Christmas tradition. Although you can serve this soon after steaming, the taste is much richer if made in the beginning of Advent and wait to serve it for Christmas dinner.
Combine raisins, fruits and peels, walnuts, and 1/2 cup of the flour. Combine eggs, molasses, buttermilk, suet, and claret. Combine remaining flour, crumbs, baking soda, spices, and salt; add to egg mixture. Add floured fruit; mix well. Pour into well-greased 1-1/2-quart melon mold; cover; set on rack in deep kettle; add boiling water to about 1 inch below cover of mold. Cover. Steam 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Serve with Hard Sauce (see recipe). Makes 10 to 12 servings.Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965