Grammy Billings Steamed Christmas Pudding With Sherry Sauce

“This recipe goes back for many, many years. Grammy made this every Christmas and everyone loved it. It is easy to make as it doesn't have a lot of strange ingredients. It is served with a Sherry Sauce that is out of this world. It makes the pudding. FUNNY STORY---Our family does not drink anything with alcohol in it. My grammy was a stickler for this, but when it came to her hard sauce for the pudding, she reached for the bottle of sherry. When grammy needed a new bottle (which wasn't very often) she would go down to the "package store" (this what they called them then) and when she got near the store she would walk a little slower. After looking every way, to make sure that no one saw her, she would pop into the store to buy the sherry. Then she would do the same thing when she came out. She would rather have died than someone see her in a "package store". At any rate, everyone loved her Christmas Pudding and Sherry Sauce. She always made it with suet but I guess it could be made with any fat---butter, crisco, etc. I have hesitated to post this because of the fact that we don't drink, but we do like this and I wanted to save it with all my other recipes for my kids. I hope you will enjoy it, too.”
READY IN:
3hrs 10mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. CHRISTMAS PUDDING:
  2. Mix all ingredients for the Christmas Pudding together well.
  3. Put into 1-pound coffee cans or other cans that have been greased.
  4. Put a piece of foil over the top securely.
  5. Set cans in water and steam for 3 hours, watching that the water does not boil away.
  6. Serve with Sherry Sauce on top of each piece.
  7. SHERRY SAUCE:
  8. Beat eggs well.
  9. Put sugar and butter in a bowl and work with fingers.
  10. Add the beaten eggs and then beat again with mixer.
  11. Add the sherry and mix well.

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