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Old Fashioned Christmas Pudding Recipe

Traditional Newfoundland Old Fashioned Christmas Pudding Recipe

1 cup of flour
1 cup of suet
1/2 cup of molasses
1 cup of currents
1/2 tsp. baking soda (dissolved in hot water and added last)
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup of bread crumbs
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup of raisins
1 cup of mixed peel and cherries
1 egg (beaten)
1 tsp. of allspice
1 tsp. of cinnamon
1/2 cup of milk

Mix together in a deep bowl. Grease mold well and fill 3/4 full. Cover and steam two to three hours in approx. 2 inches of water. Serve with your favorite sauce.

Rum Sauce:

3 round cups brown sugar
1.5 cups water
1 tbsp butter
1 oz dark rum
corn starch to thicken

Instructions for pudding: In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients together. Make a hole in center and add all other ingredients. Blend with a wooden spoon until well mixed. Pour into two medium or large greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 80 mins. Serve warm with rum sauce.

Instructions for sauce: Mix all ingredients together, adding rum last.


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