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Season a pike; put in a baking-pan. Pour over two ounces of melted
butter and 1 pint of sour cream; then let bake in a hot oven for
twenty minutes. Sprinkle with bread-crumbs and grated cheese and let
brown on top. Serve hot. Garnish with parsley.

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Four cups of flour, four [one?] cups of sweet milk, one-half cup of
sugar, one half cup of molasses, three-fourths cup of chopped suet,
one cup of raisins, one-half cup of currants, one small teaspoonful of
salt, one heaping teaspoon of cinnamon, one heaping teaspoon of
cloves, one-half a nutmeg, and one teaspoon of soda; steam three
hours. This can be kept any length of time. When ready to use, cut
off slices and steam one-half hour.

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From MRS. FLORENCE H. KIDDER, of North Carolina, Lady Manager.
One and one-half pounds of stoned raisins, torn in half; one pound of
currants; one and one-half pounds of citron, cut fine; one and one-
quarter pounds of butter; one pound of sugar; eight eggs, well beaten;
one pound of stale bread crumbs; one and one-half pints of sweet milk,
boiled and poured on bread crumbs; two grated nutmegs; two tablespoons
of cinnamon; one tablespoon of mace, one of cloves and two of
allspice; eight tablespoons of sifted flour, rubbed in with fruit;
one-half pint of French brandy and one-half pint of Madeira or sherry.
Have a bag two thicknesses of white unbleached cloth; grease and flour
the inside well; pour in mixture, tie tightly to exclude water, and
leave room for pudding to swell. Put in a pot of boiling water, which
must be kept boiling for five hours. Put plate in bottom of pot to
prevent sticking. The bag must be turned repeatedly and kept under
_Sauce for Plum Pudding_--Butter and powdered sugar, thoroughly
stirred, and seasoned with wine and nutmeg. When pudding is ready to
serve, pour alcohol over it and set on fire.
This recipe makes a large pudding, but it can be packed away with
brandy poured over it, and can be used by steaming over as long as it

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From MRS. PHOEBE M. HARTPENCE, of Ohio, Chairman Committee on Woman's
Work, Lady Manager.
One cup molasses; one cup sour milk; one cup suet, chopped fine; one
cup raisins; one-half cup currants; two and one-half cups flour; one
teaspoonful soda. Mix well, salt and spice to taste, and steam two
_Dressing_--Mix one heaping tablespoonful flour and two of sugar;
add to these grated nutmeg. Stir and add one-half pint of boiling
water; add to this a small tablespoonful of butter, a little lemon and
vanilla, one teaspoonful vinegar. Let it come to a boil, and if too
thick, add more water.

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Old English Plum Pudding


One pound each of stoned raisins, currants, beef kidney suet, granulated

sugar, bread crumbs, and flour, one half pound candied lemon and citron

peel mixed; one tablespoon salt, one teaspoonful each of finely ground

nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves, eight fresh eggs, one half ounce bitter

almonds chopped fine, the red part of three large carrots grated,

breakfast cupful of strong coffee, strained at breakfast, cupful of

molasses, and enough pure apple cider to make the whole of the proper

consistency. Mix thoroughly and stand in a warm place over night, put

into mould or pudding bag, tie tightly and boil gently for twelve hours.

In serving make a sauce of flour, water, butter, and sugar flavored with

brandy. Place the pudding on a hot dish, stick a sprig of berried holly

in the centre, pour a wineglassful of brandy around it and set fire to


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English Plum Pudding


Two pounds and a half raisins, three quarters of currants, two pounds

finest moist sugar, two pounds bread crumbs, sixteen eggs, two pounds

finely chopped suet, six ounces mixed candied peel, juice and rind of

two lemons, one ounce of ground nutmeg, one ounce of cinnamon, half

ounce pounded bitter almonds, gill of brandy or if objected to, any

flavoring at hand. Stone and cut up the raisins do not chop them; wash

and dry the currants; cut the candied peel into thin slices; mix all the

dry ingredients well together and moisten with the eggs, which should be

well beaten; then stir in the flavoring, and when all is thoroughly

mixed, add about half a pound of flour and put the pudding into a stout

new cloth; or boil in two moulds for twelve hours and serve with rich


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English Plum Pudding No 1

1/2 pound of seeded raisins, same of currants, well washed and dried,

grated rind and juice of 2 oranges, 1/2 a nutmeg grated, 1 tablespoon

each of cinnamon, cloves and allspice, 1/2 a teaspoon of salt, 1/2 a

pound of sugar, 1/4 pound of citron, 1/2 pound of suet, 1/2 pound of

bread crumbs, 1/2 pound of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder and 6

well-beaten eggs. Chop the suet very fine, after removing the skin, and

put it, together with the flour and bread crumbs, into a large bowl;

then add the spices, oranges and sugar. Mix thoroughly. Beat the eggs

until very light, and add to the contents in the bowl and mix well

together. Stir in 1 pint of old English ale. Flour the raisins and

currants and add to the compound. Butter a tin pudding-mold, put in the

pudding, taking care to well secure the cover. Have ready a kettle of

boiling water. Place the mold in it, and keep boiling constantly five


SAUCE FOR THE PUDDING.--Beat the yolks of 2 eggs, with 1 cup of sugar

and 1/2 cup butter. Have ready 1 pint of boiling cream, a dessert-spoon

of corn starch, blended with a little cold milk. Add gradually to the

beaten batter and eggs. Put all on the fire, and stir constantly until

it boils. Add a wine-glass of sherry and 1 of brandy. Serve hot with

the pudding. A hard sauce used in connection with the hot one is a great


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English Plum Pudding No 2

1 small loaf of bread, crumbed, 1/2 pound of raisins, the same of

currants, 1/2 pound of citron, 1 of beef suet, chopped fine, a little

salt, 3/4 pound sugar and a little nutmeg. Mix and let stand over night.

Beat 12 eggs, very light, and stir them in the mixture. Take enough milk

to slightly moisten the whole. Add a little salt and nutmeg and 3/4

glass of brandy. Boil five hours. Set on fire with brandy to serve, and

have a rich sauce.

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English Plum Pudding

Two pounds of raisins, one pound of currants, one pound of citron, half

a pound of almonds, one pound of butter, one pound of flour, one pound

of brown sugar, one teaspoonful each of ground cinnamon, cloves,

allspice, ginger and nutmeg, half a pint of brandy and wine mixed and

one dozen eggs. Boil six hours. Keep water boiling by the side of

pudding boiler all the time and continually refill as the water

evaporates. In preparing the pudding have all the fruit stoned and cut,

but not too fine, the almonds blanched and chopped. Incorporate all the

ingredients well together before adding the eggs and spirits and beat

the mixture well together for at least an hour--the longer the better.

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English Plum Pudding

Soak three-quarters of a pound of crackers in two quarts of milk--they

should be broken in small pieces. When they have soaked soft, put in a

quarter of a pound of melted butter, the same weight of rolled sugar,

half a pint of wheat flour, a wine glass of wine, and a grated nutmeg.

Beat ten eggs to a froth, and stir them into the milk. Add half a pound

of seeded raisins, the same weight of Zante currants, and a quarter of a

pound of citron, cut in small strips. Bake or boil it a couple of hours.

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