Old-Fashioned Plum Pudding
|Ground cloves||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Dry bread crumbs||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Ground suet||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Molasses||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), grandma's west indies|
|Orange juice||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Evaporated milk||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Diced glazed mixed fruit||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Mix spices, baking powder, soda, salt and bread crumbs together.
Add suet, eggs, molasses, orange juice and milk.
Sprinkle flour over glazed fruit and raisins; toss lightly.
Add to molasses mixture, stirring well.
Turn into greased 2-quart pudding mold.
Place mold on rack in deep kettle; pour in boiling water to half the depth of mold.
Steam for 5 hours, adding additional boiling water during steaming if necessary.
Garnish with confectioners' sugar icing if desired.