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gravy recipe - not Jamie's

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janx Wed 22-Dec-10 21:10:48

I need to make something in advance and Jamie's looks v expensive and long winded - any other recommendations - thanks

punita123 Thu 23-Dec-10 11:05:24

Christmas Pudding

* 8 oz currants
* 8 oz sultanas
* 6 oz raisins
* 2 oz mixed peel
* 1 tablesp mixed spice
* 1 teasp nutmeg
* 4 oz brown sugar
* 6 oz fat (margarine)
* 9 tablesp milk
* 6 tablsp brandy
* 1 tablesp golden syrup
* 1 tablesp apricot jam
* 1 orange (rind and juice)
* 5 oz self raising flour
* 5 oz light bread crumbs
* 4 eggs slightly beaten


* Wash and dry all fruit and peel. Cream fat and sugar well. Sift together flour, mixed spice and nutmeg and add bread crumbs. Add altenatively to the creamed fat, the flour and crumb mixture and a little at a time of the beaten eggs. Then add dried fruit, a little at a time. Add milk and brandy a spoonful at a time, stirring slowly. Add rest of the indregients and stir. Line bottom of a greased pudding bowl. Spoon mixture into bowl. Cover with greaseproof paper and tie tightly with string. Put in a saucepan of boiling water and boil slowly for 5 to 6 hours, adding water to the saucepan only when needed. If you are adding 5p pieces, boil them first for 5 minutes, dry them and rub them in a little flour before adding to the mixture. The pudding can be kept for weeks before Christmas. On Christmas day , warm throough thoroughly in a saucepan of boiling water.

janx Thu 23-Dec-10 11:16:37

Sounds great - but it's a gravy recipe I am after wink

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