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Double Decker Plum Pudding

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Ingredients
  Shortening 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 3
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Brandy 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Soft bread crumbs 3 Cup (48 tbs) (4 Bread Slices)
  Molasses 2 Tablespoon
  Cocoa powder 1 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Tablespoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Snipped pitted dates 6 Ounce (1 Cup)
  Chopped walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped mixed candied fruits and peels 8 Ounce (1 Cup)
  Grated orange peel 2 Teaspoon
Directions

In large mixing bowl cream shortening and sugar; beat in eggs.
Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into creamed mixture alternately with milk and brandy.
Stir in soft bread crumbs.
Divide batter in half (about 2 3/4 cups for each half).
Combine molasses, cocoa, water, and spices; blend into half of batter along with dates and walnuts.
Turn into greased and floured 12-cup tube pan.
Mix candied fruits and orange peel into remaining batter.
Carefully spoon over batter in pan.
Cover tightly with foil.
Set tube pan in baking pan on oven rack.
Pour hot water around mold to depth of 1 inch.
Bake at 325° for 2 hours.
Let stand in mold for 15 minutes; unmold.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pudding
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Plum
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes

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