Xmas pud help soon please

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Gerry

Xmas pud help soon please

Had to divide mixture half into large bowl, half between 2 smaller ones. How long would I steam the smaller ones for? Weight is 2lb 2oz for large one, 1lb 1oz each for the smaller ones. My recipe says 5 hours, assuming the mix went into 2 identical bowls.

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Elpe

Xmas pud help soon please

Looked in my files and they all seem to say, regardless of the size, they all take the same time. (A bit like boiling eggs, I guess!)

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Gerry

Xmas pud help

Thanks, Elpe. Been going through my books and Elizabeth David is the only one to give times for different capacities of bowls. Unfortunately I weighed ingredients but didn't check volumes bowls contained.
Think I'll do as you suggest, thanks again.

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sandra

Xmas pud

I agree- mine are different sizes and I steam them for as long as I can stand it.
Use the time stuck at home to buy presents etc. online. The price of my turkey this year is definitely eye watering, christmas tree same price as last year which was a surprise.
Back to abusing the credit card now !

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Anastasia

Same time

Christmas pudding will always take the same time to cook regardless of using one large bowl or many small bowls.

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Gerry

thanks for Xmas pud help

Thank you all. I did all 3 for 5 hours.

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katemc

brilliant just what i needed to know next!

that's great. was just about to have that problem too. thanks everyone!

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sashay

suet substitution

I can not use suet in my pudding. Is vegetable fat really a good substitution? Is there anything else I could use?

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Elpe

Suet substitute

Try grated frozen butter as a substitute for suet.

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Queen of Puds

suet alternative

I have used the veg suet - it's ok. My gran always used grated butter though, so I can agree that it works. You can then toss it in a little flour to keep the shreds separate.

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kah22

Xmas pud

I had two quarter pint ones so I steamed for about three hours. The two regular sizes I steamed for over seen hours. Delia's recipe says eight but I just hadn't the time to spare.

 
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