Plum Pudding (aka “Figgy Pudding”)

 

Plum Pudding (aka "Figgy Pudding")

A traditional British Holiday treat
Course Dessert
Keyword Plum
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Author Sharon Hamersley

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Finely Chopped Beef Suet (or unsalted butter)
  • 2 cups Bread Crumbs (Fine)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 pint Flour
  • 1 cup Seedless Raisins
  • 1 cup Dried Currants
  • 1 cup Chopped Almonds
  • ½ cup Citron (sliced thin)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cloves
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 4 Eggs (well beaten)
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda dissolved in 1 Tbsp warm water

Instructions

  • Flour the fruit thoroughly.
  • In a large space, mix the eggs, sugar, spices, salt and milk.
  • Stir in fruit, nuts, bread crumbs, and suet.
  • Stir in dissolved baking soda.
  • Add in flour.
  • Boil or steam for 4 hours. (Hint: put the batter in a clean coffee can, seal the top with aluminum foil.)
  • To flame pudding, warm ¼ cup of brandy. Make a small depression in the top of the pudding and pour brandy over it. Light with a match.