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Martha Washington's Plum Pudding

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Ingredients
  Prunes 2 1⁄2 Pound
  Raisins 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Brandy 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Cinnamon 2 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Allspice 1 Teaspoon
  Mace 2 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Beef suet 1 Pound, minced
  Grated orange peel 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated lemon peel 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Citron 1 Pound
  Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 7 , beaten
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Directions

First, prunes and raisins are cooked until soft.
Leave the fruit in its cooking water and add brandy and spices.
Let the mixture steep for 2 days in cool place.
When the day comes for baking, drain offliquid.
Add beef suet, grated orange and lemon peel, and citron, combining further with flour, eggs, and sugar.
Press into a buttered bread-loaf pan, cover tightly, and steam for 6 hours.
You will have the famous pudding.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Steamed
Dish: 
Pudding
Ingredient: 
Raisin
Interest: 
Party
Servings: 
8

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