Christmas Plum Pudding Recipe
1 note: you will need an 8
1 c pudding container i.e. a
1 round metal bowl,a cover,
1 steamer basket trivet or
1 rack and a roomy soup kettle
1 count on steaming pudding
1 for at least 6 hours
3 cup crumbs from good quality
1 white bread lightly packed
1 (about 1/2 loaf)
1 cup ea raisins,yellow raisins
1 currants chopped
1 1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp ea mace cinnamom & nutmeg
8 oz butter melted
4 large eggs lightly beaten
1 dash almond extract
1/2 cup bitter orange marmelade
1 for serving:
1/2 cup rum or bourbon heated
1 slighlty before serving
2 cup zabaione sauce **
1 holly sprigs to garnish
1 ** recipe follows
Toss the crumbs in a large mixing bowl along with the two types of
raisins, currants,sugar and spices. Then toss with the melted butter
and all remaining ingredients except for the holly,rum/bourbon and
zabaione. Taste for seasoning and add more if needed. Pack mixture
into the container and cover with roundof wax paper and lid. Set the
continer on steaming device and add enough water to come up 1/3 up
the sides of puding container. Cover kettle tightly bring to a
simmer and let steam for 6 hours,checking water level now and then.
Pudding is done when dark walnut brown in color and fairly firm to
touch. Let pudding cool and then store in a wine cellar or the
fridge. At least two hours before serving resteam the pudding. Unmold
onto a hot flameproof serving platter and decorate with the holly.
Bring to table along with the warmed booze and pour booze around
pudding. Ignite and let flame.Servewith the zabaione
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Food Tips of the Week
Drink more water. At times during a hectic day, you guess you are peckish but in truth you might only want a restorative glass of water or cranberry juice. The sensations of needing food and needing a drink are close, but one can result in a fat tummy and the alternative is ok.
Some reduced carbohydrate diet tips:
* Use low carb chocolate for cookies and muffins.
If you have gone to the trouble of converting your most popular chocolate chip cookie or chocolate muffins recipe using soy flour, you really don't want to mix in those high carbohydrate sugar-rich chocolate. Chop up a reduced carbohydrate chocolate bar into tiny pieces and use that in its place.
* Know what is in your food
Watch out for the food label that boasts to be 'low carb' - check the real nutritional information on the reverse of the can or package. Some are only slightly decreased and in some instances still higher than a competitors normal brand. Also, beware of 'low sugar' and 'low fat' labels - 'low sugar' doesn't always mean 'low carb' - often the carbs are exactly the same.
Superfoods containing flavonoids
(inlcudes cranberry, kale, soy and tea)
The large family of compounds known as flavonoids which are present in these natural foods are thought to have properties in preventing cancer.
Medical experts studying the nutritional effects of flavonoids believe that they may also have numerous other health benefits, including, but not limited to, anti-dermatitis and anti-platelet properties.
The majority of these are also good for weight loss, so make sure you add them to your weight loss regime.
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