Pudding: Steamed Christmas Pudding with Orange Brandy Sauce

posted by DeeDee 12-04-100 7:05 PM

Steamed Christmas Pudding with Orange Brandy Sauce

1/2 cup soft butter
1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
2 eggs
1 cup peeled grated potato
1 cup peeled grated carrots
1 cup peeled grated apples
2 cups raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 cup sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon each of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg & -- cloves

1/2 cup butter
1 cup icing sugar
3 tablespoons brandy
1 teaspoon orange rind -- grated
1 teaspoon orange juice
1 teaspoon lemon juice
pinch nutmeg

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs. Stir in carrots, apples, potato, raisons and cranberries. Add flour, soda, spices and salt to mixture. Mix well. Spoon into well oiled 1 1/2 quart mold. Cover securely with several thickness of wax paper tied in place with string. Place mold on a rack in covered kettle of boiling water. Water should come halfway up on the mold. Steam for 4 hours. Unmold pudding onto serving platter. This can be frozen and warmed up to serve. Serve hot with sauce.

Sauce: Cream the butter and icing sugar until very light. Add the remaining ingredients and beat well. Pack into a crock and refrigerate. The sauce improves over time.

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