Christmas Plum Pudding

Plum Pudding  
  • 1 cup finely chopped beef suet
  • 2 cups fine bread crumbs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 pint flour
  • 1 cup seedless raisins
  • 1 cup dried currants
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup citron, sliced thin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 well-beaten eggs
  • 1 tsp of baking soda dissolved
         in 1 tbsp warm water

Flour the fruit thoroughly.

In a large bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, spices, and salt in the milk.

Stir in the fruit, nuts, bread crumbs, and suet. Then stir in the dissolved baking soda. Then add in the flour.

Boil or steam for 4 hours. Serve with wine or brandy (which may be flambed) or any well-flavored sauce.


Based on a recipe from The Original White House Cookbook: Contains Cooking, Toilet and Household Recipes, Menus, Dinner-giving, Table Etiquette, Care of the Sick, Health Suggestions, Facts Worth Knowing, etc. by Hugo Ziemann, Steward of the White House, and Mrs. F.L. Gillette. Originally published in 1887.


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