Boiled Christmas Pudding 1.) 1/2 pound butter 2.) Two cups brown sugar 3.) Five eggs 4.) One tablespoon treacle 5.) Two 1/2 cups plain flour 6.) One teaspoon bi-carb soda 7.) One teaspoon cream of tartar 8.) 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 9.) One teaspoon mixed spice 10.)One teaspoon Cinnamon 11.)1/2 cup rum 12.)One pound raisins 13.)Two packets mixed fruit Soak fruit and rum overnight. Cream butter and sugar. Add well beaten eggs and treckle, then dry ingredients (sifted), then fruit. Dip calico square in boiling water and cover with flour. Spoon pudding mixture onto cloth. Pull corners tightly and firmly to give pudding good round shape. Tie firmly with string about one inch above top of pudding (this allows room for expansion). Twist string around cloth about ten times to give firm seal. make handle from string ends for easier removal. Boil for five hrs in large boiler with lid. Replenish water every twenty minutes, or so. When cooked, hang freely until completely cold. Store in fridge until needed. Boil one hour before use and untie as quickly as possible. =

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