GRAMMIE RO’S PLUM PUDDING
Also known as Christmas Pudding, this rich, dense dessert was a traditional finale to the English Christmas dinner.
GRAMMIE RO’S PLUM PUDDING
Also known as Christmas Pudding, this rich, dense dessert was a traditional finale to the English Christmas dinner.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 cup finely chopped suet
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts
  • 4 cups total chopped dried & candied fruits (currants, raisins, cranberries, plums, dates, pineapple, prunes, figs)
  • Red & green candied cherries to decorate the top of pudding
  • 2 tablespoons total grated orange and / or lemon peel
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup soured milk
  • 2 eggs
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the sugar and molasses. Trim the suet and chop into fine pieces. Add to the mixing bowl.
  2. Coarsely chop the nuts and add them to the bowl.
  3. Finely grate the lemon and orange peel and add to the bowl.
  4. Add the sugar, flour, baking soda, and dried fruits to the mixing bowl.
  5. To prepare the sour milk, measure 2 tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar into the bottom of a 1-cup measure. Add milk for a total of one-cup fluids. Add the soured milk to the bowl. Add the eggs and mix well.
  6. Grease three 2-cup molds. Decorate the bottom of the molds with sliced red and green cherries.
  7. Divide the pudding mixture between the three molds. Cover the molds with the lids.
  8. Set the plum puddings on a rack in a large pot. Add about 3 inches of boiling water to the pot and steam the puddings until set, about 2.5 - 3 hours. Remove the puddings from the water to a rack and let cool to room temperature. Remove the lid, invert the mold, and shake the pudding from the mold. Allow to cool completely. Wrap the pudding tightly and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  9. To serve: steam the pudding until warm. Slice and top with sauce. Each pudding makes about 10 servings.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional analysis per slice (varies with fruit): 235 calories, 3 grams protein, 37 grams carbohydrates, 9 grams fat, 78 mg. sodium, 1.5 grams fiber.

To prepare sauce for plum pudding, heat slowly in a saucepan on top of the stove:
4 tablespoons butter
1-cup sugar
2 cups cream
1-teaspoon vanilla extract (to taste)

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