Harrod's christmas pudding

Yield: 2 puddings

Measure Ingredient
½ pounds Unsalted butter plus about
2 teaspoons Butter; for greasing molds
1⅓ cup Dark brown sugar
3 \N Eggs; beaten
3 tablespoons Dark corn syrup
⅔ cup Self-rising flour
1 pinch Salt
½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon Freshly grated nutmeg
½ teaspoon Apple pie spice
\N \N Garnish with holly
1 \N Lemon; juice of
1 \N Orange; fine grated rind of
1 \N Lemon; fine grated rind of
4 cups Fresh bread crumbs
1⅓ cup Golden raisins
1⅓ cup Raisins
1⅓ cup Currants
⅓ cup Chopped mixed citrus peel (2 ounces)
¼ \N To 1/2 cup brandy
\N \N Ignite with brandy


Thickly butter and dust with flour two 1-quart molds (or dome-shaped china, ceramic or glass bowls). Set aside.

Beat the ½ lb. butter until soft. Add sugar and beat until fluffy.

Gradually beat in the eggs and syrup.

Sift flour with salt and spices; fold into the butter mixture with the lemon juice, grated rinds, bread crumbs, fruits, mixed peel and brandy.

Spoon mixture into the 2 prepared molds. If molds don't have lids, cover each with a circle of waxed paper, then a piece of foil pleated across the center and securely tied in place. Leave overnight in refrigerator.

Put molds in a large saucepan with enough water to come halfway up the sides of the molds. Cover and steam for 5 hours; remove from the water.

Let cool completely, then cover with a clean piece of waxed paper and a pudding cloth (muslin or closely woven cheesecloth) secured with a string and ends of the cloth tied in a knot over the pudding mold.

Leave in the refrigerator to mature before using. Before serving, steam about 3 hours. Remove from mold. Bring to the table blazing in 'ignited brandy, and bedight with Christmas holly stuck into the top.'

Yield: Two 2 lb. puddings.

From Special Writer Marilyn Kluger's 11/25/92"A Dickens of a Delight: Christmas Plum Pudding is a Holiday Treat Straight from Merry Olde England" article in "The (Louisville, KY) Courier-Journal." Pg. C7.

Typed for you by Cathy Harned.

Submitted By CATHY HARNED On 11-26-94

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