Wednesday, December 20, 2017




We WISH you a MERRY CHRISTMAS
We WISH you a MERRY CHRISTMAS
We WISH you a MERRY CHRISTMAS
And a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Good tidings we bring 
From Our Newborn King;
We wish you a M erry Christmas
And a Happy New Year!

Now bring us some figgy pudding,
Now bring us some figgy pudding,
Now bring us some figgy pudding,
And a cup of good cheer

Good tidings we bring 
From Our Newborn King
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year!

We won't go until we get some
We won't go until we get some
We won't go until we get some
So bring it out here!

Good tidings we bring 
From Our Newborn King
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year!

We all like our figgy pudding,
We all like our figgy pudding,
We all like our figgy pudding,
With all its good cheer.

Good tidings we bring 
From Our Newborn King
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year!

We WISH you a MERRY CHRISTMAS
We WISH you a MERRY CHRISTMAS
We WISH you a MERRY CHRISTMAS
And a HAPPY NEW YEAR!


FIGGY PUDDING

Ingredients 

16 ounces dried figs 
1 3⁄4 cups milk 
1 1⁄2 cups all purpose flour 
cap sugar 
2 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 
1 teaspoonground cinnamon 
1 teaspoon salt  
3 eggs 
1⁄2 cup melted butter  
1 1⁄2 cups breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon grated orange peel

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a a medium saucepan, heat milk and chopped figs over medium-low heat but do NOT bring to a boil. Cook for 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally. 
The the milk will soften the figs.
In a medium bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder, 
nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.
In a large bowl, beat eggs one minute on high. Reduce speed to low and add butter, bread crumbs, orange peel, 
and warm fig mixture.

Slowly incorporate flour mixture. Beat until just blended.
Pour the mix into the greased bundt pan. Level top as much as possible. Cover the mold with a piece of aluminum foil greased on one side, greased side down.
Place the mold in a roasting pan and place on oven rack. fIll with hot tap water 2 inches up the side of the mold. Bake for 2 hours or until the pudding is firm and it is pulling away from the side of the mold.

Remove the pudding from the water bath. Remove the foil and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before unmolding. 

Invert mold onto a serving plate and remove mold. 
It should come away easily. 

Serve with brandied hard sauce.

17 comments:

  1. Keep the pudding, just give me the brandy! ;P

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  2. Merry Christmas to you, FreeThinke! Is that your hearth in the picture?

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  3. Merry Christmas FreeThinke, and a Very Happy New Year to boot!

    The Figgy Pudding Recipe sounds delicious! I'll be passing this on to the Mrs. for certain. Thanks for posting it.

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  4. Merry Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year to you, my friend. I might try the recipe, though I think I'll use apricots instead of figs -- (not a fan :) ). Peace and good will to all.

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  5. What a lively arrangement by the Canadian Brass!

    Merry Christmas, FT.

    PS: I don't think that I've ever had a proper figgy pudding. Sounds wonderful.

    PPS: But I have had a proper persimmon pudding. Delicious!

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  6. Merry Christmas, FT! All the best to you in 2018~~ ~

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  7. Replies
    1. HUMBUG, I tell you. HUMBUG!

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  8. Biliosso Vertigone said

    Never a Christmas Morning
    Never an Old Year Ends
    But Someone thinks of Someone
    Old Days, Old Times, Old Friends.

    Never a Christmas Dinner
    Never a New Year's Eve
    But tedious idle chatter
    Makes many want to leave!

    Many a drunken stupor
    Brought on hopes for glee
    Made dreary an occasion
    From which we'd love to flee!


    ~ Emilio Inebriato

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  9. ______ Thoughts On New Year’s Day ______

    Our hope would be to take the roadblocks down
    No more to have to hide behind the walls
    Negativity built with a frown,
    Even though she smiles in gleaming halls

    Welcoming all with fawning falsity,
    Yet yearning all the while for something solid.
    Excitement dies in stuffy halls at tea,
    As hypocrisy makes discourse witless, stolid.

    Rarely may we speak without a filter.
    ‘Tis safer not, lest someone take offense.
    So, fearing to be thought bizarre –– off kilter ––
    Daft –– depraved –– or simply too intense ––

    A fear of ostracism serves P-C,
    Yielding a moribund society.


    ~ FreeThinke

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    1. I think no way to pass the time
      Could possibly surpass making a rhyme,
      Unless it's playing one of Chopin's Studies
      Surrounded by a few admiring buddies!
      Great music never gives me cause to vex.
      I love it even more than food or sex!


      ];^}>

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  10. Figgy Pudding is best served with a cup of mulled hemlock.

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  11. Trump is like the Road Runner in the cartoon....he paints a circle on the ground and the liberal media falls in it
    สมัคร D2BET

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