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        Christmas Pudding
Recipe By : Best Loved Foods of Christmas, Pillsbury, undated booklet
Serving Size : 10 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Desserts
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  2   cups Pillsbury's Best All Purpose Flour* -- sifted
    1/3 cup sugar
  1 1/4 teaspoons soda
  1   teaspoon salt
  1   teaspoon French's Cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon French's Ginger
    1/4 teaspoon French's Nutmeg
    1/4 teaspoon French's Cloves
  1   cup suet -- ground or grated
  1   cup buttermilk or sour milk
  1   cup raisins
    1/3 cup molasses
Butterscotch, Nutmeg or Hard Sauce

STEAM for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
Sift together the flour, sugar, soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. Stir in suet, buttermilk or sour milk, raisins, and molasses. Mix until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn into well-greased 2-quart mold or casserole. Cover with tight cover or aluminum foil. Place on rack in large steamer or kettle. Add boiling water to height of 2 inches in steamer, cover. Steam 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until pudding springs back when touched lightly in center.** Serve hot, cut into slices with Butterscotch, Nutmeg, or Hard Sauce.
*For use with Pillsbury's Best Self-Rising Flour, omit soda and salt. **If desired, Christmas Pudding may be baked in a 300 degree oven. Place a pan of water in oven. Cover pudding and bake 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours.

Butterscotch Sauce
Combine 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and 1/8 teaspoons salt. Stir in 1 cup cream and 1 cup milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened.
Hard Sauce
Cream 1/2 cup butter. Add gradually 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar, creaming until light and fluffy. Blend in 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon boiling water, 1 teaspoon French's Vanilla and 2 teaspoons French's Rum or Brandy Flavoring, if desired. Chill until serving time.
Nutmeg Sauce
Cream 1/4 cup butter. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, creaming until light and fluffy. Blend in 1 egg yolk, 1 1/2 tablespoons flour and 1 teaspoon French's Vanilla. Gradually add 1 1/4 cups boiling water. Cook in top of double boiler over boiling water, stirring constantly until slightly thickened. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon French's Nutmeg.

NOTES : Developed by Ann Pillsbury.



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