December's Holidays Cooking Season: Puddings and Pies

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Christmas pudding
This classic pudding needs to be made at least a month in advance in order for it to mature and for its flavours to develop. As the adage goes: "Best things come to those who wait".

This really is a figgy pudding as it includes dried figs, as well as all the usual dried fruit. ...
... Ingredients
The dry ingredients ...
Recipe: Christmas pudding; by Sophie Grigson, on

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Which pie crust dough is right for you?
The proof is in the pie crust
In a blind taste test out of five pie crusts, the oil-based crust beat-out crusts made with butter, or butter and shortening, or all shortening, or with lard.
Recipes are included.

Everyone who bakes has a different notion of what constitutes a great pie crust: a certain method, a particular fat, a way to roll, crimp, or bake.
We decided it was time to taste - not to try every technique and ...
Full Story: Which pie crust dough is right for you?, on the

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