Saturday, March 27, 2010

Helen's Christmas Pudding

Here is another steamed pudding that was made special for Christmas, though this one does not contain prunes,  it does contain other dried fruits commonly used at Christmas.

Helen's Christmas Pudding

1 cup ground suet*
1 cup molasses
1 cup milk
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup currants
1/2 cup finely chopped citron

Combine suet, molasses, and milk. Sift flour, measure, reserve 1/4 cup for dredging fruits. Sift remainder of flour with salt, spices, cream of tartar, and soda. Combine with first mixture. Add dredged fruits. Mix thoroughly. Fill well-oiled one pound cans 2/3 full. Cover. Steam 3 hours.
Grind suet in a meat grinder or food processor. Do not substitute other fats for the suet.

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