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Individual Plum Puddings

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Ingredients
  Prunes 8 , stoned and chopped
  Seedless raisins 45 Milliliter (3 tablespoons)
  Currants 45 Milliliter (3 tablespoons)
  Sultanas 45 Milliliter (3 tablespoons)
  Whole almonds 12 , blanched and chopped
  Tangerine 1 , finely grated rind and juiced
  Plain flour 30 Milliliter (2 tablespoons)
  Ground mixed spice 1⁄2 Teaspoon (2.5 ml)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Fresh bread crumbs 30 Milliliter (2 tablespoons)
  Suet 30 Milliliter, shredded (2 tablespoons)
  Soft brown sugar 30 Milliliter (2 tablespoons)
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Brown ale 30 Milliliter (2 tablespoons)
  Brandy/Rum /sherry 30 Milliliter (2 tablespoons)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Lightly butter 4 dariole moulds or ramekins , and set aside.
2) In a bowl, mix together dried fruits nuts, tangerine rind and juice.
3) In another bowl, sift together the flour, mixed spice and salt.
4) Mix the breadcrumbs, suet and sugar in the dry fruit mixture and mix well together.

MAKING
5) Stream the beaten egg and brown ale, in the breadcrumb mixture and beat well.
6) Stir in the dried fruit mixture, in the breadcrumb mixture.
7) Put the lid on and leave in a cool place for 24 hours.
8) Stir in the brandy, rum or sherry, in the breadcrumb mixture, stirring well.
9) Fill the dariole moulds or ramekins with the breadcrumb mixture tightly.
10) Wrap the top of the moulds with pleated greaseproof paper, foil and secure tightly with string.

FINALIZING
11) In a large saucepan, arrange the moulds, and pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up the sides of the moulds.
12) Heat the saucepan to the boil and steam the puddings for about 1 hour, pouring more boiling water when necessary.
13) Take out the puddings from the pan and allow to cool completely for 1 hour.
14) Remove the covering off the pudding.

SERVING
15) Serve hot garnished with sprig of holly.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Steamed
Ingredient: 
Raisin
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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