Hint of the Week Competition

Hi Guest,

We are now giving away one 12 month membership per week to the person who donates the best tip to the Savings Vault. Everyone can enter. If you are already a member you win an extra 12 months added on to your existing membership.

This week Zenie has won 12 months membership to the Savings Vault with this great hint:

Nan's Christmas pudding - no butter, no eggs

Cheap and delicious, I have been making this for 14 years now. The family always ask, "Nan, you are making your plum pudding aren't you?"

2 cups stale bread crumbs (not packet crumbs)
2 cups mixed dried fruit
1 large overripe banana, mashed
1 tbsp apricot jam
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp bi-carb soda

Put crumbs, fruit, jam, cinnamon and ginger into a bowl. Mix the milk and bi-carb soda together, add to the bowl and combine. Place the mixture into a lightly greased pudding bowl.

Put two layers of baking paper over the top of the bowl and a final layer of foil, secure with string.
Place an upturned saucer in the bottom of a large saucepan/boiler. Put the pudding bowl into the saucepan with boiling water that comes three quarters of the way up the bowl and boil for an hour and 20 minutes. Keep checking that the water is always about the three quarter level.

When cold, place into an oven bag and put in the fridge (it can also be frozen, just thaw in the fridge).
To heat, place into an oven bag and microwave to desired temp.
Serve with custard and ice cream.

Note: This recipe serves 4-6 people. For 10 people, I double the mixture and boil for three hours.

The best way to win a membership is to write helpful, interesting, unique and error free hints. You need to include how much money you saved, how you saved it, what you did and how much you paid. The more detail you provide the more likely you are to win a 12 month membership.

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Thanks for giving it a go. Good luck!

Many grins,

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