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                         Steamed Persimmon Pudding
 Recipe By     : Unknown
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Fruit
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      Cup           persimmon pulp -- puraeed (about 2
                         large persimmons)
      1/2  Cup           milk
    2      Tbsp          butter -- melted
    2      Tsp           vanilla extract
    2      Cups          regular all-purpose flour
    1      Cup           sugar
    1 1/2  Tsp           baking soda
    1      Tsp           salt
      1/2  Tsp           cinnamon
    1      Cup           golden raisins
      1/2  Cup           chopped walnuts
     1.Blend together the persimmon pulp, milk, butter, and vanilla.
     2.Sift flour, measure, and sift again with sugar, soda, salt, cinnamon.
     3.Combine the liquid ingredients with the dry ingredients, and stir in
 the raisins and nuts.
     4.Pour into a well-buttered 6-cup mold. Cover tightly with a buttered
     5.Place the mold in a deep pan, using a rack or inverted perforated foil
 pan to keep the mold
 out of the water. Pour
        boiling water into the deep pan just up to, but not touching, the
     6.Cover tightly and keep the water simmering; add boiling water as
 necessary. Steam the
 pudding for 1 hour 45
        minutes to 2 hours, depending upon the size and shape of the mold.
 The pudding is done
 when a toothpick comes
        out clean.
     7.Cool about 10 minutes before unmolding. Serve warm, with hard sauce.
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 NOTES : Holiday persimmon pudding with walnuts