Plum Pudding


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.


Serves 10-12.

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