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Plum Pudding

Plum Pudding
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Yield: Serves 10-12.

Make bread crumbs by whirling firm white bread in a blender or by grating it on a coarse grater.

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  • 3 cups fine bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup milk, scalded
  • 6 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups ground beef suet
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup yellow raisins
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 1/2 cup candied fruit for fruitcake
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup unsifted flour
  • 1/4 cup brandy


Mix bread crumbs, sugar, salt, and spices in a large bowl. Add milk and allow to cool. Beat eggs. Add eggs and suet when mixture is cool. Mix fruits together in another bowl and dredge with flour; add fruits and brandy to batter. Turn into greased 2-quart mold. Steam 5 to 6 hours. Serve with Hard Sauce or Foamy Sauce.
Updated Thursday, December 6th, 2007

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