- Yield: 1
- Prep Time: 20 minutes and overnight soaking fruit in brandy minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
- Serving: For Family
Traditional Newfoundland Plum Boiled Pudding
This is a delicious recipe to make anytime of the year, but its extra special when you make it at christmas time for you and your family to enjoy.
I will share with you a couple of recipes including the video tutorial of how to make them.
This delicious pudding was made with chick pea juice and a bed of partridgeberries.
The flavours in this Boiled apples Pudding is so delicious its hard to stop at one piece. I'm going to share with you before you move on to the recipe for Plum Boiled Pudding, my newly released cookbook this is a link to amazon or just send me a message. http://www.bonitaskitchen.com/cookbook
Continue on to my recipe. Enjoy Bonita
- Pitted Plums - 1 cup
- Raisins - 1/4 cup ( I used sultana raisins )
- Pitted Dates - 1 cup chopped
- Apple - 1/4 cup chopped
- Brandy - 1/2 cup x 2 ( I used E & J brandy you can use any type )
- Butter or margarine - 1 cup
- Brown sugar - 1/2 cup
- Flour - 2 cups sifted
- Baking soda - 1 tsp
- Baking powder - 1 1/2 tsp
- Ground cinnamon - 1 tsp or more
- Ground cloves - 1 tsp or more
- Nutmeg - 1/2 tsp or more
- Orange zest - 1 tsp
- Sea salt - 1/4 tsp
- Evaporated Milk - 1/2 cup
- Dark molasses - 1/2 cup
- Eggs - 2 large
This recipe makes one 6x3 round pudding tin or one pudding bag, if you like to make more then one double your recipe.
Pre-heat a large boiler of water, set timer to 1 hour 30 minutes for boiling time. Brandy 1/2 cup for the fruit to soak in and 1/2 cup to pour over and part to soak the cheese cloth in for wrapping the pudding.
In a medium bowl with lid, add all of your chopped fruits and add 1/2 cup bandy, cover and soak over night at room temperature. (You can soak it for less time)
In a large bowl, cream together your butter and brown sugar, add two eggs slowly mix together.
In another bowl sift together flour, baking powder, sea salt and cinnamon; ground cloves, nutmeg.
In another small bowl add your molasses and baking soda mix together let frizz up then blended. Mix into butter and sugar in three batches, alternating flour mixture and molasses mixture until all is incorporate together. Then add milk.
Mix in your soaked brandy and fruit mixture to your batter.
Scoop your batter into your pudding tin or pudding bag then tie a string around bag leaving about a couple of inches for the pudding to rise and place in your hot boiling water for 1 and 1/2 hours.
When your time is up poke your finger on the outside of the bag if its spongy thats a good sign its ready, or you can take it out of the water and untie the tread on the bag and open it, poke a knife down on the inside if its clean its done. The same with the puddling tin, remove from heat and check the pudding.
Pre soak a piece of cheese cloth in a 1/4 cup of brandy, what for your pudding to cool on a cooling rack, after spread cheese cloth out on counter place your pudding inside and wrap around pudding pouring more brandy over the pudding, then have a piece of parchment paper to wrap around cheese cloth.
If you are going to use the pudding that day you can keep at room temperature and pour brandy over in while its on a glass plater, topped with more fruit and serve hot or cold.
If you are looking for a dark pudding to make for christmas or new years look no further, this Plum Boiled Pudding is so delicious you will need a couple made to have enough. This plum pudding got the right amount of spices, flavours and texture that just melt in your mouth when eating it. Top your plum boiled pudding with freshly whipped cream or our old fashion can cream you have to shake to thicken. You can also top with a homemade rum and butter hot sauce and more cinnamon. My mouth is watering just thinking about this pudding while I’m writing.
When steaming your pudding only put a quarter amount of water in the bottom of boiler, because you don’t need the water going over the pudding.
I have a few boiled puddings available on my website that is equally delicious but when I think of christmas puddings I think of spices and dates. Thats why this recipe is so important to share with you so you too can enjoy making and eating this delicious pudding. If you are looking to make this Plum Boiled Pudding on christmas morning your house will smell so beautiful your family will stay in their PJ’S all day. 🙂 I will share with you a recipe and video for Blueberry Duff with a caramel sauce another great recipe to keep on hand anytime of the year.
I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to visiting my website and to read my blog and look at my videos. This is the best part about making a recipe is seeing someone else making them and following along with the recipe. So from my kitchen to yours enjoy making your puddings and sharing your time in your kitchen with your family. 🙂Add to Favourites