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    Yankee Doodle Recipes
    New England Baked Plum Pudding

    22 Common crackers, rolled fine
    1/2 cup Sugar
    1 cup Molasses
    4 Eggs
    1/2 cup Melted shortening
    1 tablespoon Salt
    1 tablespoon Cinnamon
    1 tablespoon Clove
    1 tablespoon Soda (baking soda)
    1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
    2 qt Milk
    1 lb Seeded raisins
    1/2 lb Seedless raisins
    1/2 lb Dried currants
    1/4 cup Citron
    1/4 cup Orange peel
    1/4 cup Lemon peel

    Info: from Early American Recipes collection, 1953, by Heloise Frost from Nana Swain

    1. Soak rolled crackers in milk two hours or more.

    2. Add sugar, molasses, spices, salt. Add beaten eggs, then fruit and last melted shortening and soda.

    3. Pour into well buttered earthen pudding pan.

    4. Bake at 400 d one hour.

    5. Stir pudding thoroughly and reduce heat to 300 d for two hours.

    6. Stir again and continue to bake one hour.

    7. Pudding will be solid when done.

    8. Run a knife around edges, but do not remove from pan until cold.

    9. Slice and serve with hard sauce (or whipped cream).

    10. Will keep in refrigerator for a long time.

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