*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                       FROZEN CHRISTMAS PLUM PUDDING
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Puddings
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4       c            Dried fruits (mixed),
                         -finely chopped
    1       t            Orange rind, grated
    2       tb           Cocoa
      1/2   c            Brandy or masala
    2       ts           Gelatine
    1       tb           Water, boiling
    1       ga           Ice cream, vanilla,
                         -slightly softened,
                         -but not melted
   Combine fruit, spice, orange rind, cocoa and brandy in
   a large saucepan. Over medium heat, bring almost to a
   boil, stirring occasionally. Cool, stirring
   Mix gelatine and boiling water; simmer in a small pan
   for a few seconds, until evenly melted. Blend into
   fruit, chill. Fold the fruit into the softened ice
   cream, blending evenly. Pack into foil lined bowl,
   cover with foil and freeze overnight or longer.
   To serve,  unmould onto a serving plate, cut into
   wedges and serve with cinnamon-flavoured whipped cream.
   *  A southern-hemisphere Christmas plum pudding -- We
   here in the Southern Hemisphere have a summer
   Christmas so we have adapted some of the more
   traditional festive fare to local conditions.  Here is
   one example.  It is very easy, and it can be made up
   to a week ahead of using.  Yield:  Serves 8-10.
   *  The original recipe called for the use of a
   microwave to do the heating and cooking. This works
   well for melting the gelatine but is a bit of a
   nuisance otherwise.
   : Difficulty:  easy to moderate (timing matters).
   : Time:  15 minutes preparation, overnight freezing.
   : Precision:  approximate measurement OK.
   : Graham Tongs
   : University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria,
   Australia : graham@murdu.oz.au
   : Copyright (C) 1986 USENET Community Trust
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