christmas pudding (christine ogilvie's recipe)rating:
Christine Ogilvie was our neighbour in Royal Albert Road, Westbury Park, when we lived there from 1971-1979.
1/2 lb seedless raisins
2 ozs mixed peel
3 ozs flour
1/2 lb hard marg (I don't think this is available any more, so use unsalted butter)
1/2 lb dark brown sugar
2 ozs golden syrup
1/2 lb fresh brown breadcrumbs
1/2 wineglass of rum
1/2 teaspoon of mixed spice and nutmeg
a little milk to mix
cream marg/butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and some of the flour to prevent curdling. Stir in golden syrup, rind and juice of lemon. Add rest of flour with spices, breadcrumbs, fruit and peel. Mix well. Add rum and enough milk to blend (11/2 - 2 tablespoons). Grease and line pudding basins. Steam 5-6 hours.