Christmas Plum Pudding Recipe
1 note: you will need an 8
1 c pudding container i.e. a
1 round metal bowl,a cover,
1 steamer basket trivet or
1 rack and a roomy soup kettle
1 count on steaming pudding
1 for at least 6 hours
3 cup crumbs from good quality
1 white bread lightly packed
1 (about 1/2 loaf)
1 cup ea raisins,yellow raisins
1 currants chopped
1 1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp ea mace cinnamom & nutmeg
8 oz butter melted
4 large eggs lightly beaten
1 dash almond extract
1/2 cup bitter orange marmelade
1 for serving:
1/2 cup rum or bourbon heated
1 slighlty before serving
2 cup zabaione sauce **
1 holly sprigs to garnish
1 ** recipe follows
Toss the crumbs in a large mixing bowl along with the two types of
raisins, currants,sugar and spices. Then toss with the melted butter
and all remaining ingredients except for the holly,rum/bourbon and
zabaione. Taste for seasoning and add more if needed. Pack mixture
into the container and cover with roundof wax paper and lid. Set the
continer on steaming device and add enough water to come up 1/3 up
the sides of puding container. Cover kettle tightly bring to a
simmer and let steam for 6 hours,checking water level now and then.
Pudding is done when dark walnut brown in color and fairly firm to
touch. Let pudding cool and then store in a wine cellar or the
fridge. At least two hours before serving resteam the pudding. Unmold
onto a hot flameproof serving platter and decorate with the holly.
Bring to table along with the warmed booze and pour booze around
pudding. Ignite and let flame.Servewith the zabaione
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Food Tips of the Week
Drink more water. At times during a hectic day, you guess you are peckish but in truth you might only want a restorative glass of water or cranberry juice. The sensations of needing food and needing a drink are close, but one can result in a fat tummy and the alternative is ok.
Some reduced carbohydrate diet pointers:
* Replace sugar with splenda.
Many recipes that need sugar can be modified to make use of splenda instead. It is not exactly the same so you will need to do a bit of trial and error and it may not work for everything, but it gives pretty good results once you have it cracked.
* You can make delicious smoothies by using low carb yogurt.
I know, you can't really describe it as cooking, but if you love smoothies you can make perfectly acceptable alternatives by using low carb yogurt and your favorite fruit. Obviously, you will need to ensure you use fruit that is low in carbohydrates and the whole fruit as the fiber will help.
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Intrestingly, unlike numerous healthy agents, this useful phytochemical is not damaged if it is cooked, rather it is actually improved by being heated.
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