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Murray's Steamed Fruit (Christmas) Pudding And Rice Pudding recipes

MikeyMadness | Oct 11, 200812:16 PM     8

This recipe can also be found at the link at the bottom, but I noticed a mistake in the ingredients list, so I thought I'd reprint it here. This recipe has been published multiple times, including the Montreal Gazette, over at least the past 15 years.

Murray's was quite a popular restaurant in it's day, not so anymore. But it certainly brings back memories to many Montrealers, and many of those memories revolve around this Christmas pudding with outstanding vanilla sauce! My mold is relatively large (I guess), so I always bouble this recipe, and it turns out great. As for the Vanilla Sauce, I triple that! :)

Serves 6
1/3 cup (75 ml) milk
1 egg
1 cup (250 ml) mincemeat
1/2 cup (125 ml) fine dry bread crumbs
1/3 cup (75 ml) all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (50 m) granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) baking soda
Pinch salt
1/2 cup (125 ml) finely shredded suet or 1/4 cup (50 ml) butter

In a bowl, whisk together milk and egg. Stir in mincemeat until evenly blended. In another bowl, combine bread crumbs, flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Add suet or cut in butter using a pastry blender or two knives to make fine crumbs. Stir in mincemeat mixture until combined.

Pour into a well-greased 6-cup (1.5 L) pudding mold or heatproof bowl. Cover with lid or foil tied with string. Place mold on rack in large saucepan or pot. Pour in boiling water to reach two-thirds up sides of mold. Cover and steam, adding more boiling water to pot to retain the level, for about 2 1/2 hours or until tester inserted in centre comes out clean.

Let cool slightly, then turn out of mold and let cool completely. Wrap well and store in refrigerator. (Pudding can also be made ahead and frozen.) To reheat: Place pudding back in mold, cover with lid or foil tied with string. Place in pot with boiling water (same directions as above) and steam for 1 hour or until hot. Or place pudding in microwave-safe bowl, cover and microwave at Medium (50% power) for 5 to 7 minutes or until hot.

Vanilla Sauce
Makes about 2 cups (500 ml)
2 tablespoons (30 ml) butter
2 tablespoons (30ml) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups (375 ml) hot milk
1/4 cup (50 ml) granulated sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla

In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Blend in flour, stirring constantly until bubbly. Add enough hot milk to form a paste. Gradually stir in remaining milk, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Place yolk in bowl and stir in about one-quarter of hot milk mixture, whisking constantly, until smooth.

Return egg-yolk mixture to saucepan and whisk over low heat for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Let cool slightly. Serve sauce warm over hot pudding. (Sauce can be made ahead, covered and refrigerated; reheat just before serving.)

Find the Rice Pudding recipe posted below!

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