"This is a fairly basic British Christmas plum pudding recipe but unlike other recipes it can actually have plums in it. Unfortunately the ingredient list is so long it isn't easy to make it in less than industrial quantities! You can substitute a mixture of fresh and dried apricots, peaches, etc. for the plums and milk for the ale if you wish. Serve with brandy or rum butter." — HEATHER.WRAY
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whole wheat flour
2 1/2 cups
fresh bread crumbs
apple - peeled, cored and shredded
dark brown sugar
chopped blanched almonds
preserved stem ginger in syrup, chopped
halved candied cherries
candied mixed fruit peel, chopped
plums, pitted and chopped
lemon, juiced and zested
1 1/2 teaspoons
at cooking school my pastry chef was from England and we learned to make a wish not only for the pudding but also for xmas fruit cakes! thank you for sharing this tit bits. I usually replace the suet with butter and like this recipe, uses what ever in the baking pantry, including dates, plum, apricot and cranberries. I like some nuts but very finely chopped.
"Plum Pudding" simply means that it contains raisins, not our modern American idea of plums. "Plum" is the old, obsolete term for "raisin." A traditional English plum pudding contains raisins, not plums. Common misconception!
I presented this pudding at the Christmas dinner table last year and my family were amazed - to this day the think I'm a culinary genius!
Just the recipe I wanted!
I made this one last year, I found it very much to my taste, but my children and family found it too nutty. . .
The flavor of the pudding was good when I tasted the batter, but I steamed the pudding for 9.5 hrs, checked it, and it was very dark and the entire outside of the pudding seems burnt. I have never burnt anything while steaming before and didn't even know that was possible. :(
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Christmas Plum Pudding
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 94
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