Tiny Tim Recipes

For the Whole Family
Figgy Pudding

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup molasses
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups dried figs
1/2 cup dried currants (can substitute dates)

Directions:
Preheat Oven to 325 degrees F. Whip butter until creamy then add molasses and mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Add buttermilk and mix well. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon zest. Mix well. Add flour and mix well. Remove any stems from figs and chop figs and currants into fine pieces (I used the food processor!). Add figs and currants to batter mixture.
Bake in ramekins (25 minutes at 325 degrees), mini muffin tins (15 minutes at 325 degrees), or a large tube pan (1 hour at 325 degrees). You will know the cake is done when a toothpick comes out clean.

For the Children 

SPICED APPLE CIDER (WASSAIL) RECIPE

1 gallon of apple cider
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1 sliced, peeled & cored apple
1 sliced orange (leave peels on)
1/2 c. sugar
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low or high until hot and flavors have cooked together. I cooked mine on high for about 3 hours (It doesn’t need to be exact).

For the Adults

Bob Cratchit’s Hot Gin Punch Adapted from Drinking With Dickens
Yield: 6 servings
Time: About 30 minutes

2 cups Hendrick’s gin
2 cups sweet Madeira wine
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar, or more to taste
Peel and juice of 1 lemon, or more to taste
Peel and juice of 1 orange
1 pineapple, peeled, cored, and sliced
3 whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
Pinch of ground nutmeg

Put all the ingredients in a medium pot over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes; taste and adjust the balance of flavors with more brown sugar or more lemon juice if desired. Pour the mixture into a jug or teapot and serve warm.

For the Children 

SPICED APPLE CIDER (WASSAIL) RECIPE

1 gallon of apple cider
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1 sliced, peeled & cored apple
1 sliced orange (leave peels on)
1/2 c. sugar
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low or high until hot and flavors have cooked together. I cooked mine on high for about 3 hours (It doesn’t need to be exact).