Before Christmas I shared a picture from my kitchen showing a basket of steamed pudding molds.
Before Christmas I had purchased sufficient fruit to make two recipes and so after Christmas I used the rest of the fruit to make a different recipe for a Christmas Plum Pudding. Unlike Figgy Pudding that actually contains figs, the plum pudding does not contain plums. It does contain other dried fruit. This recipe contained molasses and spices for more of a gingerbread like flavor. Again the recipe went together well. I again used the largest of the molds as I was not sure that the amount of cake batter that the recipe made would fit in the smaller melon shaped or round, non tube pan. This pudding is served with a hard sauce. Both the hard sauce and the cake contain Brandy. I did get a picture of this cake.
Last week I shared a link to a post by Helen at Entertablement that included a great bar cart and shared how I had recently scored a group of decanters. I do not yet have a bar cart but I am now on the lookout for one but in the meantime I needed a place to display my new collection. So right now they are on my dry sink. This is a piece that my uncle built many years ago and until I locate a bar cart this will be a fun place for them.
I took this picture a couple of days ago. The stockings and the wine themed tree are put away but the throw that usually hangs there is yet to be put back up. That and the chocolate steamed pudding should happen this week.
It has been quite wintry here in Minnesota. We had a cold snap, followed by an ice storm, followed by a couple of snow storms. We have had icy roads with snow covering, blowing and drifting, and all of the travel headaches that goes along with icy roads. Tomorrow another day of a wintry mix is forecast. Not sure if it will be snow or rain but following that we are predicted to have several days in a row with highs in the upper 30s so hopefully it will be enough to clear the last of the ice off of the roads. Sounds like much of the country is dealing with winter. Stay safe.
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