Merry Christmas everyone! First out of the oven today, Drunken Plum Pudding, just like Grandma Shute made me every year for Christmas.
Here's how you do it:
12 tbsp. (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. stewed plums or prunes (stew in 1 c. American Whiskey until liquid is absorbed)
1 1/2 c. buttermilk baking mix
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 lg. egg
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a 9 x 1 1/2-inch round pan melt 6 tbs. butter in oven. Sprinkle the brown sugar in butter to dissolve. Spread the plums in the mixture. If the plums seem dry, add 1 to 3 tablespoons of the liquor.
Beat the remaining ingredients on low speed for 30 seconds, while scraping the bowl. Then beat on medium for 4 minutes. Pour carefully over the fruit, without displacing the fruit.
Bake for 60-65 minutes, or until a wooden pick comes out of the center clean. Immediately invert onto heatproof serving plate, while leaving pan in place for 3-5 minutes. Remove pan before it gets cool so that the caramelized topping won't stick to the pan, just like you would an upside-down cake.