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MICROWAVE PLUM PUDDING Non-Vegetarian-Dish

This is a rich dessert made of raisins, currants, flour, spices, suet, etc.On the first Sunday of Advent it is a good custom to make the plum pudding for the Christmas dinner, since it is better when it is allowed to age for some time.



Ingredients

Raisins (about 3/4 cup)
: 6 oz
Molasses
: 1 tbsp
Cinnamon
(or 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon plus 1/2 tsp. ginger)
: 2 tsp
Baking powder
: 1/2 tsp
Butter
: 4 oz
Water
: 1 cup
Egg, slightly beaten
: 1
Self-rising flour
(or 1 cup flour plus 1/2 teaspoon baking soda)
: 1 cup
Brandy
: 1/4 cup
Heavy cream (optional)

Microwave Plum Pudding

Method

  • Mix raisins, molasses, cinnamon, baking powder, butter, and water in a pan over low heat, till the butter is melted.
  • Stir together, then let it cool for a bit.
  • Add the egg and the flour and stir.
  • Line a 1 1/2 pint bowl with muslin or parchment paper and pour in the mixture.
  • Microwave for 5 minutes on high.
  • Turn the pudding out into a shallow dish. Pour the brandy over the pudding and serve with heavy cream, if desired.
  • You can also serve this with a hard sauce made from confectioners sugar, butter, and rum or brandy.