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                          PROFESSOR PLUM'S PUDDING
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3       c            Fresh bread crumbs
    1       c            Black raisins
    1       c            Golden raisins
    1       c            Currants
    1 1/3   c            Sugar
      1/2   ts           Cinnamon
      1/2   ts           Mace
      1/2   ts           Nutmeg
    8       oz           Butter -- melted
    4                    Eggs -- large, beaten
      1/4   ts           Almond extract
      1/2   c            Rum or bourbon
     Chop raisins & currants in food processor.
    Toss bread crumbs in a large mixing bowl with the raisins & currants,
   sugar and spices.  Then toss with the melted butter, and finally with the
   rest of the ingredients. Taste carefully for seasoning, adding more spices
   of needed. Pack the pudding mixture into a steamer; cover with a round of
   wax paper or the lid. Set the container on the a trivet in the kettle, and
   add enough water to come a third of the way up the sides of the container.
   cover the kettle tightly; bring to simmer, and let steam about 6 hours.
     Let the pudding cool in its container.  Store in a cool wine cellar or
   refrigerator.  It will keep for several months. Resteam the pudding approx.
   2 hours before serving if you wish to flame it. Unmold onto a hot serving
   platter and decorate, if you wish, with sprigs of holly.
     Warm 1/2 c rum or bourbon whiskey.  Pour around the pudding & ignite.
   Serve with Zabaione Sauce, if desired.
     From Julia Child’s, “The Way To Cook”
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