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Steamed Date Pudding

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Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (At Room Temperature)
  Lightly packed light brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Unsweetened cocoa powder 2 Tablespoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Semi sweet chocolate pieces 6 Ounce (1 Package Or 1 Cup)
  Finely chopped pitted dates 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Orange peel 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Grease and flour a 1-1/2 quart mold; set aside.
In a large mixer bowl, cream butter or margarine and brown sugar.
Beat in eggs, then cocoa and baking soda.
Add flour alternately with water, beating after each addition.
With a spoon, stir in chocolate pieces, dates, walnuts and orange peel.
Pour into prepared mold.
Cover with aluminum foil and press overhanging foil edges against outside of mold.
Loop a large rubber band over foil and around top of mold to seal, or tie foil securely with string.
Place mold on a rack in a large kettle.
Pour enough boiling water in kettle to reach halfway up the mold.
Cover kettle.
Simmer about 2 hours or until skewer inserted in pudding comes out clean.
Remove mold from kettle.
Let stand 15 minutes.
Loosen edges with a knife and invert on a serving platter.
Serve warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Steamed
Dish: 
Pudding
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
140 Minutes

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