Soft in texture and slightly bitter in flavor, plum pudding is a wonderful option for a traditionally Christmas dessert.
If there is a tremendously popular traditional dessert not only in our country, but in other parts of the world such as England (in fact, it is a typical sweet of English cuisine) it is bread pudding. Also known as bread pudding, it is a baked dessert that is made mainly with breadcrumbs, eggs, milk, sugar and fruit.
This is how the traditional recipe is made, which can be prepared at any time of the year. However, there is a sweet that tends to be enjoyed especially during the Christmas holidays, and that starts from the original recipe: the exquisite plum pudding, a classic of the Christmas parties.
How to make plum pudding?
- 90 g of raisins
- 100 g sultana raisins
- 60 g of currants
- 50 g of chopped peels
- 120 g of mixture of dried figs, dates and cherries
- 150 ml of beer
- 1 tablespoon brandy
- 85 g of prunes
- 150 ml of black tea
- 115 g unsalted butter
- 180 g brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of cane molasses
- 1 apple
- 2 eggs
- The peel of 1 orange and its juice
- The peel of 1 lemon and its juice
- 70 g flour (leavened)
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of nutmeg
- 120 g fresh bread crumbs
- 60 g walnuts
- In a bowl put the raisins, the Corinthian raisins, the sultanas, the grated peels of the orange and the lemon, the mixture of dried fruits (dried figs, dates, cherries), the beer and the brandy.
- In another bowl, put the cold black tea and the prunes.
- Cover both bowls and soak overnight.
- The next day, when you go to continue preparing the pudding, drain the plums. Peel the apple, remove the seeds and grate it. Add it to the bowl along with the plums, the rest of the fruit, the butter, the sugar, and the molasses. In another bowl, beat the eggs well, and add it to the previous bowl. Stir well.
- Sift the flour over the spice mixture. Then mix well and add the breadcrumbs and the chopped walnuts. Mix all the ingredients very well again.
- Grease the bowl where you are going to prepare the pudding and pour the mixture into it. Cover with two layers of paper (one with parchment paper and one with aluminum foil), and tie them to the pudding container with the help of kitchen twine or twine.
- Put water in a saucepan (not more than half way), put the bowl inside and steam for 8 to 10 hours. It is advisable to check from time to time to make sure that the water level does not drop too much.
- Ready! After this time we can enjoy it.
How to make whipped cream to accompany our plum pudding:
The mousse is an ideal choice to accompany a dessert so succulent and delicious as is our plum pudding.
- 1 cup of whipping cream
- Vanilla extract
Before making our whipped cream we must keep the glass bowl (or bowl) where we are going to make the mixture very cold, as well as the mixer and the whipping cream. In this way, the result will be even better.
Once this is done, pour the whipping cream and white sugar into the bowl and begin to beat little by little, at low speed, for 30 seconds. Then add the vanilla extract, increase the speed of the mixer, and continue beating until the cream is formed. It will be ready when you notice that rather soft peaks are beginning to form on its surface.
When we have made it we can accompany our pudding directly, or keep it in a container in the fridge. It is advisable to consume it for a maximum of 2 days.