Saturday, December 10, 2011

English Plum Pudding - 12 Days of Christmas Special

On the fifth day of our Christmas recipe special you can't go past a traditional steamed English Pudding!

English Plum Pudding


  • 115 grams of maraschino cherries
  • 8 eggs, well beaten
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 1 2/3 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 455 grams currants
  • 425 grams seedless raisins
  • 28 grams of suet, finally chopped
  • 28 grams of pitted dates, quartered
  • 28 grams dried figs, quartered
  • 6 cups of soft bread crumbs
  • Grated rind of 1 orange
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 113 grams of candied orange peel, diced

Drain cherries, reserving juice; cut cherries in half.  Combine eggs, reserved cherry juice and next 3 ingredients.  Mix flour and sugar in very large bowl.  Add egg mixture and mix well.  Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Pack loosely into 2 greased 2 quart heat proof bowls.  Cover with clean cloth and tie with string.  Place bowl on a rack in deep kettle and fill half way up sides of bowl with hot water.  Bring to the boil, cover and steam, adding more water as necessary, steam for 4 1/2 hours.  Eat warm!

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