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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : December 17th 2008
34 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, December 18, 2008 MB Proof's in the pudding STEAMED PUDDING Recipe: KIM COVERDALE. Photography: MARK O'MEARA. Ingredients: Serves: 8. 21/2 cups (500g) mixed dried fruit; 1 cup pitted dried dates, chopped; 1 cup raisins, chopped; 1/2 cup red glace´ cherries, quartered; 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar; 125g butter, chopped; 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda; 2 teaspoons finely grated orange rind; 2 eggs, lightly beaten; 1 cup plain flour, sifted; 1 cup self-raising flour, sifted; 2 teaspoons mixed spice; 1/4 cup brandy; custard, to serve. Method: Grease an 8 cup-capacity metal pudding steamer. Line base with baking paper. Place mixed dried fruit, dates, raisins, cherries, sugar, butter and 1 cup cold water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir until butter has melted. Bring to the boil. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add bicarbonate of soda. Stir to combine. Transfer to a large, heatproof bowl. Cool. Stir in orange rind, egg, flours, spice and brandy. Spoon mixture into prepared steamer. Smooth top. Secure lid. Place in a large saucepan. Carefully pour boiling water into pan until halfway up side of steamer. Cover pan. Place over medium heat. Boil for 4 hours 30 minutes, topping up with boiling water when necessary. Remove pan from heat. Carefully lift steamer from water. Stand for 10 minutes. Remove lid. Turn pudding onto a plate. Serve with custard. For more recipes, grab the latest issue of Super Food Ideas, Australia's leading food magazine. Ask Kim Every year my Christmas pudd- ing doesn't turn out quite right. Any hints? Plan ahead -- make a Christmas pudding well ahead of time to allow the fruit to soak, alcohol to be absorbed and flavours to mature and intensify. Grease the steamer basin, and line only the base with baking paper. The shape of the pudding is essential -- thoroughly greasing the steamer prevents the pudding sticking and ending up odd- shaped. Make sure you have a firm-fitting steamer lid. You can refrigerate the pudding, still in the steamer, for up to six weeks, but if it's going to be any longer, the pudding will need to be removed and wrapped in plastic and foil before being placed in the fridge -- this way it will keep for up to six months. Kim Coverdale is food editor at Super Food Ideas. Email her at email@example.com Seafood Sydney Fish Market's specials for the week starting Monday, December 15. Prices are in kg/doz. Christie's Seafoods: Boston Bay blue mussel, SA, $8.90kg. Claudio's Quality Seafoods: pink ling fillets, NSW, $22.99kg. De Costi Seafood: whole snapper, SA, $11.99kg. Musumeci Seafoods: whole blue-eye trevalla, NSW, $21.90kg. Nicholas Seafoods: Coffin Bay pacific oysters, SA, $12 doz or $20 for 2 doz. Peter's Fish Market: western rocklobster, WA, $20 each. WINE IT took just five vintages for Angus the Bull to make its mark as the wine of choice of many a red-blooded Aussie carnivore. And the release of the sixth vintage is sure to get more doing so, even though 2007 was a horror year for many makers with drought cutting fruit supplies winemakers. The result is the 2007 Angus is a gutsy red with intense dark fruit, chocolate and vanilla flavours and gorgeous savoury oak-- a wine to take by the horns. Pay a great-value $19.95 for the 750ml the Bull, or just $12.95 for the 375ml aptly-named half-bottle Angus Calf, and team it with a standing rib roast, Yorkshire pudding and baked spuds. Specials FRANKLINS Kirks soft drink cans varieties 10x375ml, $3.99, save $3.80. Coca Cola soft drink varieties 2 litre, $2.49, save 65c. 2 litre Streets Blue Ribbon or 4s 488g Cornetto or 8s/10s Streets Paddle Pop Multi-pack or 10s Callipo ice cream varieties, $4.99, save up to $1.80. 150g Cadbury chocolate Roses, buy 2 for $8, save $2.92. 3rd or more $4 each or single unit price $5.46. 6s Kleenex Cottonelle toilet roll varieties, buy 3 for $10, save $5.63. 4th or more $3.33 each or single unit price $5.21. On sale until Sunday, December 21, while stocks last. Savings are off regular prices. Savings may differ in your store. WOOLWORTHS Ingham frozen whole turkey size 48, $37.24, save $9.15. Extra large green Australian king prawns, $23.77kg, save $9.22kg. Continental cucumber, 97c each. Yellow or white flesh nectarines, $3.98kg. Prime quality lamb mid-loin chops or lamb rump steak, $14.94kg, save up to $7.05kg. On sale until Sunday, December 21, unless sold out earlier. Limits per customer may apply. TOP NOSH Alive www.innerwestweekly.com.au
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