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Recipe: Enchanting Plum Pudding

Making Enchanting Plum Pudding

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Making Enchanting Plum Pudding

Introduction

Yuletide Delight

As the ninth day of Yuletide unfolds, let the aroma of festive spices and the rich sweetness of dried fruits fill your home with the magic of the season. We present an enchanting recipe for Plum Pudding—a timeless Yuletide delight that captures the essence of tradition and celebration. In this article, we’ll guide you through the ingredients, instructions, preparation and cook time, explore the magical properties associated with Yuletide, and craft a spell to infuse your December 28th celebration with warmth, joy, and the spirit of the season.

Spell for Warmth and Joy

As the Plum Pudding steams, infuse it with intentions of warmth, joy, and the spirit of the season. While serving, speak a spell like:

“In this Plum Pudding, joy we find,

Warmth and magic intertwined.

Spices dance, their enchantment weaves,

In Yuletide’s embrace, hearts receive.”

May the enchanting Plum Pudding bring warmth and joy to your December 28th celebration, filling your home with the magic of Yuletide.Top of Form

Magical Properties

  • Dried Fruits: Symbolize abundance, prosperity, and the harvest.
  • Spices (Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Allspice): Enhance magical energy, warmth, and protection.
  • Almonds: Represent fertility, prosperity, and good fortune.
  • Apple: Symbolizes love, healing, and the sacred feminine.
  • Stout or Dark Beer: Connects to the earth’s energies, grounding the magical properties of the pudding.
  • Treacle or Molasses: Adds sweetness and unity to the magical mix.
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Recipe – Enchanting Plum Pudding

Yuletide Delight – As the ninth day of Yuletide unfolds, let the aroma of festive spices and the rich sweetness of dried fruits fill your home with the magic of the season. We present an enchanting recipe for Plum Pudding—a timeless Yuletide delight that captures the essence of tradition and celebration.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time3 hours 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Season: Winter, Yule
Keyword: Recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 450kcal
Author: Theo, Witch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup suet or butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup mixed dried fruits raisins, currants, chopped dates, candied peel
  • 1/2 cup grated apple
  • 1/2 cup stout or dark beer
  • 1 tablespoon black treacle or molasses
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 orange

Instructions

  • Prepare Ingredients: Grease a pudding basin or heatproof bowl.
  • Mix the Pudding: In a large mixing bowl, cream the suet or butter with the brown sugar. Beat in the eggs.
  • Add Dry Ingredients: Sift in the flour and fold in the breadcrumbs, mixed spice, ground ginger, chopped almonds, mixed dried fruits, grated apple, lemon zest, and orange zest.
  • Combine Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, mix the stout or dark beer with the black treacle or molasses. Add this mixture to the pudding batter and stir until well combined.
  • Fill the Basin: Spoon the pudding batter into the prepared basin, leaving some space for expansion. Smooth the top.
  • Cover and Steam: Cover the basin with a layer of parchment paper and a layer of foil. Secure with string. Steam the pudding for 3-4 hours.
  • Serve Warm: Once steamed, let the pudding cool slightly before turning it out. Serve warm with a dollop of brandy butter or custard.

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