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Plum Pudding

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Ingredients
  Dark raisins 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Currants 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Diced candied citron 4 Ounce, finely chopped (1 Jar)
  Walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
  Lemon peel 1 Tablespoon, grated
  All-purpose flour 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs), sifted
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
  Allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon, ground
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon, ground
  Eggs 2
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Suet 2 Ounce, finely grated (3/4 Cup)
  Light molasses 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Brandy 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dry bread crumbs 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs) (Packaged)
  Hard sauce 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Prepare a 2-quart pudding mold with tight-fitting cover.
2. Prepare a trivet inside a large kettle filled with boiling water. The water should come up to the trivet margin.

MAKING
3. In to a large bowl, tip in the fruits, nuts, lemon peel and add ½ cup of flour.
4. Sift the rest of the 3/4th cup of the flour with baking soda, salt and spices and mix well.
5. In another bowl, use a rotary beater to beat the eggs well.
6. Add this mixture to the fruit mixture and add the sugar, suet, molasses, buttermilk and 1/4 cup brandy, the bread crumbs and flour mixture to the same bowl. Beat this well till completely incorporated.
7. Turn this into the prepared mold and then place the mold on the trivet. Check the water to ensure that it comes halfway up the mould
8. Steam this pudding for three hours covered by placing the kettle on medium heat.
9. Cook uncovered for 10 and then remove it on to a wire rack. Let it cool completely. This pudding can be frozen by wrapping in foil and storing in a refrigerator.

FINALIZING
10. Just before serving, remove the frozen pudding, cover and steam on high heat for 50 minutes.
11. Just before serving the hot or defrosted pudding, heat ¼ cup brandy and ignite it.

SERVING
12. Pour this over the pudding and ignite before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Fusion
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Steamed
Dish: 
Pudding
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Butter
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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