News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 4, 2020: As we count down to Christmas 2020, we feature this week a unique Christmas recipe. Here’s how you can make Christmas Plum Pudding with Butter Rum Sauce thanks to Caribbean Beat.
8 oz. raisins
8 oz. currants
2 oz. orange/lime rind
4 oz. softened butter
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon almond essence
1 cup rum
Put fruit in bowl and add breadcrumbs and spices; mix well.
Cream the butter and gradually beat in eggs, essence and rum.
Stir mixture into the dry ingredients then add sifted flour, baking powder and salt, and stir again.
Pour mixture into a greased pudding-bowl and cover with two layers of greaseproof paper and a layer of aluminum foil.
Steam for three to four hours in a large saucepan (double boiler) with boiling water.
Top up with extra water if necessary.
Turn pudding out into a heated serving dish, pour warm brandy or rum over the pudding and immediately set alight, then serve with butter rum sauce on the side.
Butter Rum Sauce
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup icing sugar
4 tablespoons aged rum or cognac
Cream together butter or margarine and icing sugar until light and creamy, then beat in brandy.
Chill well and serve with plum pudding.