Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding   (Beatrice Cameron)

1&1/2 cups flour
1&1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 cup suet or shortening
1 cup raisins
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup molasses

Put dry ingredients in bowl. Add suet ( if using shortening, cut in with a pastry cutter). Add raisins. Combine other ingredients, add to flour mixture. Put in greased pan ( a bunt pan works well). Cover with foil. Steam 2-2&1/2 hours. Serve with nutmeg sauce.

Nutmeg Sauce

Beat 1/4 cup margarine until creamy. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar. Continue beating until mixture is light. Blend in 1 egg yolk, 4&1/2 tsp. flour and 1 tsp. vanilla. Add 1&1/4 cup boiling water. Cook until thickened. Remove and add 1/4 tsp. nutmeg. Add 2 or 3 drops yellow food colouring. Makes 1&2/3 cup.
( may want to double, according to amount of sauce desired)

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