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Christmas Pudding

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Ingredients
  Self-raising flour 4 Ounce
  Mixed spice 1 Teaspoon (Leveled)
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon (Leveled)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Beef suet 4 Ounce
  White breadcrumbs 4 Ounce
  Soft brown sugar 4 Ounce
  Almonds 2 Ounce
  Currants 4 Ounce
  Sultanas 8 Ounce
  Seedless raisins 8 Ounce
  Peel 2 Ounce, mixed
  Orange rind 1
  Eggs 3
  Treacle 1 Tablespoon
  Milk 5 Tablespoon
  Brandy 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Butter a pudding basin.

MAKING
2) In a large mixing basin, sieve the flour, spices and salt
3) Add the suet, breadcrumbs, sugar, ground almonds, prepared fruit and peel.
4) Mix well, then add the finely grated orange rind and stir in the lightly mixed eggs and treacle.
5) Add ale or milk to mix to a medium soft consistency.
6) Into a well-buttered 3-pint (1 1/2-litre) pudding basin, spoon the mixture.
7) The mixture should three-quarters fill the basin.
8) Cover with buttered papers and fold in a pleat across the top to allow the pudding to rise.
9) Tie the papers tightly with string and, if liked, cover the pudding with an additional layer of kitchen foil or an old-fashioned pudding cloth, knotted at the top to make the cooked pudding easier to lift out.
10) Steam gently, preferably in a proper steamer, failing that, put the pudding on an upturned saucer in a large saucepan.
11) Simmering water should come one-third up the side of the basin.
12) Steam for 5 hours, making sure that the pan is never allowed to boil dry.
13) Top up, if needed, with boiling water.
14) Allow the cooked pudding to cool in the basin.
15) Remove the papers and pour the rum or brandy over it.
16) Re-cover with fresh ungreased paper and store in a dry, airy place until Christmas.

SERVING
17) Reheat the pudding just before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pudding
Occasion: 
Christmas
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
300 Minutes
Ready In: 
340 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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