Plum Puddings II
This is the tiresome part. The recipe calls for 1.5 cups of currants, soaked and plumped, and 1.5 cups of raisins, soaked and then chopped. I was a little short on currants, so I added more raisins, but now I have to cut up even more of them. I guess it's to keep everything the same size for cooking, but it takes forever. By the way, the currants are sitting in my new collapsible silicon strainer. I am replacing everything I possibly can in my kitchen with silicon, and this is fantastic, because it just flattens down like one of those joke tophats that collapses flat. The measuring cups are made the same way, and I wish I had a second set of them, because they wash up so easily and take so little space.