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Steamed Date Pudding

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Ingredients
  Melted shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs) (firmly packed)
  Eggs 2 , well beaten
  Dates 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), pitted, chopped
  Flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), sifted
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Grated lemon rind 1 Teaspoon
  Black walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
Directions

MAKING
1) In a large bowl, mix together shortening, brown sugar and eggs. Add in the dates. Stir well.
2) In a bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture.
3) Next, fold in the lemon rind and walnuts. Add in 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk if the pudding is too dry.
4) Transfer the mixture into 8 separate greased mould to fill up to 2/3.
5) In a covered kettle filled with 1" hot water, steam the moulds in the rack for about 1 hour. You may even steam using a pressure pan.

SERVING
6) Serve the Steamed Date Pudding with fluffy hard sauce on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Steamed
Dish: 
Pudding
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Ingredient: 
Date
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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