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    How to steam a christmas pudding
    • #1
    • 24th Dec 07, 9:34 AM
    How to steam a christmas pudding 24th Dec 07 at 9:34 AM
    My friend always makes me a pudding that I naughtily heat up in the microwave on Boxing Day (I feed my family a shop bought one and save the best til Boxing Day all for me me me !!)

    I have decided that I will cook it properly this year and treat my family to a taste of the good stuff - only I dont know how to.

    I cant ask my friend otherwise she'll know I've always nuked it:rolleyes: !

    Its quite a large Christmas Pudding (which is why I will share it this year - there will still be loads left over on Boxing Day!) and its in a plastic pudding basin.

    Any advice please?!
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    • PetuliaGristle
    • By PetuliaGristle 24th Dec 07, 1:31 PM
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    • 24th Dec 07, 1:31 PM
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    • 24th Dec 07, 1:31 PM
    Merry Xmas TraceyB!

    Here's a link to Delias Xmas pudding in a 2pt basin with timings - 8 hours if uncooked or 2.25 hours if your friend has cooked the pud and you're just reheating it,1234,RC.html. If you have a large enough slow cooker just stick it in there with some water first thing and leave it to steam all day! Always keep an eye on the water level and top up with boiling water if necessary.

    Hope this helps!
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    • Benny24
    • By Benny24 24th Dec 07, 2:40 PM
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    • 24th Dec 07, 2:40 PM
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    • 24th Dec 07, 2:40 PM
    Just nuke it it's nuch easier, relaxing and doesn't taste any different!!!
    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 24th Dec 07, 4:59 PM
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    • #4
    • 24th Dec 07, 4:59 PM
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    • 24th Dec 07, 4:59 PM
    I'm steaming mine in a steamer pan. It looks like a saucepan with holes all over the base, you sit over a same-sized saucepan of simmering water for 2 hours.

    I don't think microwaving it is a bad thing though
    • ariba10
    • By ariba10 24th Dec 07, 5:22 PM
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    • #5
    • 24th Dec 07, 5:22 PM
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    • 24th Dec 07, 5:22 PM
    The pudding is already cooked.

    It was steamed in the old days because that was the only safe way you could warm them up.

    We cut ours into whatever size portions are required and given one or two Min's in the microwave.
    I used to be indecisive but now I am not sure.
  • lilac_lady
    • #6
    • 24th Dec 07, 5:59 PM
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    • 24th Dec 07, 5:59 PM
    I've steamed christmas pudding for years but since I microwaved one I've never steamed one again. It really tastes the same and you'll have enough to do without nursing one in case you burn the pot.
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  • TraceyB
    • #7
    • 27th Dec 07, 12:03 AM
    • #7
    • 27th Dec 07, 12:03 AM
    Thanks for all your responses - I was convinced that it would taste even better if it had been steamed - so after all that - I nuked it!

    Thanks anyway - have literally just finished the last of it!
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