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This delightful treat makes a fabulous gift or dessert. And what could be more appropriate than this time honored tradition?

 

Festive & Fabulous ::

FIGGY PUDDING

s 1/2 cup butter

s 2 eggs

s 1 cup molasses

s 2 cups mission figs chopped

s 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh lemon rind

s 1 cup buttermilk

s 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

s 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

s 2 teaspoons baking powder

s 1 teaspoon salt

s 1 teaspoon cinnamon

s 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

s 2 cups brandy

s cheesecloth

 

 

 

 

1. Preheat oven to 325°, grease baking pan(s).

2. Beat butter until soft, add eggs and molasses and beat until fluffy.

3. Add chopped figs, grated lemon rind, and buttermilk, combine.

4. Pour dry ingredients into wet mixture, stir well.

5. Pour into prepared pan(s), and cook 1 hour or until toothpick comes out ‘almost’ clean.

6. Allow to cool for 20 minutes, then carefully dislodge cake(s), and place on baking rack.

7. Soak cheese cloth in brandy.

8. After cake is cool, wrap up several times in soaked cheesecloth and allow to set and seep in brandy cloth for at least 24 hours.

9. May be served plain or with hard sauce.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Servings Per Recipe: N/A

Calories: 375

Total Fat: 9.2g

Cholesterol: 56mg

Sodium: 405mg

Total Carbs: 42.3g

Dietary Fiber: 0.8g

Protein: 4.2g

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An English Tradition

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Become an Instant Gourmet with this simple and tempting meal.

Food Facts  ::

Coffee

 

     In spite of the age old controversy, coffee is, in fact, an excellent source of disease-fighting antioxidants; and, taken in moderation, coffee is a safe beverage that can actually offer positive health benefits.

 

     Caffeine works as a mild central-nervous-system stimulant, and is one of the world's most widely used drugs along with being an intrinsic part of the human diet for centuries. The key, as with many

other things, is moderation as scientists have found that drinking large amounts of caffeine over a short period has been shown to create a significant rise in blood sugar.

     Another issue worth noting relates to pregnancy, as pregnant women should avoid coffee, eliminating it from their diets completely, in fact, many coffee loving females actually detest the taste, and even the smell, of coffee during their pregnancies.

     Nursing mothers as well should restrict their daily intake of coffee to less than three cups or, if possible, remove it from their diets entirely, only to resume consumption after nursing has ended.

 

Janet Arango

North Carolina

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