Christmas Plum Pudding

christmas puddingWhat’s an old fashioned Christmas without an old fashioned dessert to end a gorgeous meal. This one comes from the old 1920s cook book that features meals and desserts that have certainly stood the test of time. If you’ve ever wanted to create an old fashioned British or American holiday meal, you’ll find the recipes that you need to accomplish it in theĀ  holiday cooking section of Thatchery. This one, Christmas plum pudding is an old favorite and typically served with hard sauce or lemon sauce to pep it up just a little. Enjoy!!


Christmas Plum Pudding

2 cups ground suet
2 cups bread crumbs
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons Royal Baking Powder
2 cups sugar
2 cups seeded raisins
2 cups currants
1 cup finely cut citron
1 cup finely cut figs
1 tablespoon finely cut orange peel
1 tablespoon finely cut lemon peel
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup water
1 cup grape or other fruit juice

Mix thoroughly all dry ingredients and add fruit; stir in water and fruit juice and mix thoroughly. Add more water if necessary to make stiff dough. Fill greased molds 2/3 full, and steam five or six hours. This pudding should be prepared and cooked a week or more before used. Before serving steam one hour and serve with hard, lemon or foamy sauce.

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