New Year Pudding
|Breadcrumbs||6 Cup (96 tbs), fresh breadcrumbs (fresh)|
|Ground cinnamon||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground nutmeg||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Mixed spice||1 Teaspoon|
|Brown sugar||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Milk||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Eggs||12 Small, beaten|
|Vegetable shortening||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Apples||1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped|
|Seedless raisins||3 1⁄4 Cup (52 tbs), chopped|
|Currants||1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped|
|Dates||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped|
|Peel||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), candied|
|Cherries||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), quartered|
Mix the breadcrumbs, salt, spices and sugar together in a large mixing bowl.
Heat the milk in a small saucepan and pour it over the dry ingredients.
Mix well and allow to cool.
Crumble the vegetable shortening into the bread crumb mixture, add the beaten eggs and stir the mixture very well.
Add all the fruit and the brandy to the pudding mix and stir very well.
Turn the mixture into two 1 quart pudding steamers and cover with baking foil.
Place each steamer in a pan with 2 inches of water and steam for 4-6 hours.
Add more water if necessary.