Martha washington's plum pudding

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
2½ pounds Prunes
1½ pounds Raisins
¾ cup Brandy
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Cloves
1 teaspoon Allspice
2 teaspoons Mace
1½ teaspoon Nutmeg
1 pounds Beef suet, minced
½ cup Grated orange peel
¼ cup Grated lemon peel
1 pounds Citron
2 cups Flour
7 Eggs, beaten
2 cups Sugar

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**According to her time honored recipe, you take three days to prepare this great concoction*** First, prunes and raisns are cooked until soft. Leave the fruit in its cooking water and add brandy and spices. let mixture steep for 2 days in cool place.

When the day comes of baking, drain off liquid. Add beef suet, grated orange and lemon peel and citron, combining further with flour, eggs and sugar. Press into a butter bread-loaf pan, cover tightly, and steam for 6 hours. You will have the famous pudding.

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