Gram`s Plum Pudding
Submitted by Joyce White, Hampshire
My grandmother used to put this pudding in a cloth and steam it
in an iron pot. She used to put suet in her pudding, too.
1/4 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 slice dry bread (crumble and put in milk)
1 cup molasses
1 cup milk
11/2 lbs. fruit or raisins
21/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. each salt, ginger and cinnamon
Separate the raisins and coat with flour. Cream the butter and
sugar. Beat in the eggs and stir in the molasses. Stir in part
of the dry ingredients. Add the fruit, mix and add the rest of
the flour. Take 1 tsp. soda and 1 Tbsp. milk. Stir to dissolve.
Mix into the batter well. Divide into the four cans, cover with
brown paper and tie down. Place in heavy dutch oven. Put on the
cover. Have 3 inches of water in dutch oven at a full boil when
you put the cans in. Steam for 21/2 hours. Watch that it doesn't
boil dry. The cans I use are empty 19oz. bean cans because
they fit my dutch oven. Use what fits your pot.