Plum Pudding with Coffee Sauce

Plum Pudding with Coffee Sauce
  • 3 servings
  • 0:15 Preparation
  • 1:30 Cooking
  • 1:45 Total Time

Ingredients

Add all
  • pudding:

  • 3/4 cup
    (190 mL)

    coarsely grated bread

  • 3/4 cup
    (190 mL)

    currants

  • 3/4 cup
    (190 mL)

    non-hydrogenated soft margarine

  • 3/4 cup
    (190 mL)

    chopped apples

  • 3/4 cup
    (190 mL)

    sugar

  • 6

    eggs

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)

    nutmeg

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)

    Salt

  • zest of one lemon, chopped fine

  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)

    slivered orange zest

  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)

    slivered lime zest

  • coffee sauce:

  • 5 oz
    (140 g)

    butter

  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)

    flour

  • 5 Tbsp.
    (80 mL)

    milk

  • 5 Tbsp.
    (80 mL)

    ground arabica coffee

  • 4 Tbsp.
    (60 mL)

    water

  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)

    sweet sherry

  • 1 oz
    (30 mL)

    brandy

  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)

    sugar

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)

    lemon zest

  • nutmeg

Preparation

Pudding :

Mix bread, non-hydrogenated soft margarine, apples, sugar, eggs, nutmeg, salt and zests together.

Transfer mixture into pudding bowls (3 or 4 depending on size), cover with cloth, tying it securely (if you don't have pudding bowls, use empty soup cans).

Place the bowls in a large pot of boiling water, cover and steam for 3 hours.

Remove, run a knife around the rim and turn out the puddings.

Sauce :

Melt butter over low heat, add flour, gradually stir in milk then coffee.

Stir well while adding water a few drops at a time. Allow sauce to thicken.

Little by little, stir in sherry, brandy, sugar and zest. Mix thoroughly and cook over low heat for 10 minutes.

Taste. Add more sugar if necessary.

Sprinkle with nutmeg and serve with plum pudding.

Source: Metro