...and we will discuss your affairs this very afternoon,
over a Christmas bowl of smoking bishop, Bob!
A Christmas Carol
The famous plum pudding like the one Mrs Cratchit makes to
crown the Cratchit Christmas dinner was not made of plums, but raisins.
The copper used to boil the pudding was used the rest of the year for the Cratchit family laundry thus the Cratchit children help Tiny Tim to the wash-house that he might hear the pudding singing in the copper.
A Plum Pudding Recipe:
1 cup finely chopped beef suet
2 cups fine bread crumbs
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 pint flour
1 cup seedless raisins
1 cup dried currants
1 cup chopped almonds
½ cup citron, sliced thin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cloves
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
4 well-beaten eggs
1 tsp of baking soda dissolved in 1 tbsp warm water
Flour the fruit thoroughly.
In a large bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, spices, and salt in the milk.
Stir in the fruit, nuts, bread crumbs, and suet. Then stir in the dissolved baking soda. Then add in the flour.
Boil or steam for 4 hours.
To flame pudding:
warm Ό cup of brandy
make a small depression in the top of the pudding
pour brandy over it
light with a match.
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