398 DUMPLINGS AND PUDDINGS.
very hard ; put it into a buttered dish ; bake two hours, send to the table warm. Eat with wine sauce, or wine and sugar. Most excellent.
PLUM PUDDING, WITHOUT EGGS.
THIS delicious, light pudding is made by stirring thoroughly to- gether the following ingredients : One cupful of finely-chopped beef suet, two cupfuls of fine bread crumbs, one cupful of molasses, one of chopped raisins, one of well-washed currants, one spoonful of salt, one teaspoon ful each of cloves, cinnamon, allspice and carbonate of soda, one cupful of milk and flour enough to make a stiff batter. Put into a well-greased pudding-mold, or a three-quart pail and cover closely. Set this pail into a larger kettle, close covered, and half full of boiling- water, adding boiling water as it boils away. Steam not less than four hours. This pudding is sure to be a success, and is quite rich for one containing neither eggs nor butter. One-half of the above amount is more than eight persons would be able to eat, but it is equally good some days later, steamed again for an hour, if kept closely covered meantime. Serve with wine sauce or common sweet sauce.
BUTTER well the inside of a pudding-mold. Have ready a cupful of chopped citron, raisins and currants. Sprinkle some of this fruit on the bottom of the mold, then slices of stale sponge cake ; shake over this some spices, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, then fruit again and cake, until the mold is nearly full. Make a custard of a quart of milk, four eggs, a pinch of salt, two tablespoonfuls of melted butter ; pour this over the cake without cooking it ; let it stand and soak one hour ; then steam one hour and a half. Serve with wine sauce or a custard. Seasoned with wine.
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BAKED CRANBERRY PUDDING.
POUR boiling water on a pint of bread crumbs ; melt a tablespoonful of butter and stir in. When the bread is softened, add two eggs and beat thoroughly with the bread. Then put in a pint of the stewed fruit and sweeten to your taste. Fresh fruit of many kinds can be used in- stead of cranberries. Slices of peaches put in layers are delicious. Serve with sweet sugar sauce.