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Monique

Delia's Christmas Pudding!

What is a substitute for Barley Wine, & would Guinness stout be Ok to use? M

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violet eyes

Delia's christmas pudding

I can never find barley wine, so I use Guinness. It still taste lovely.

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sam from worthing

delias pud

i always add up the total of the liquid booze in delias pud recipe, and use rum.....it equates to a 1/4 bottle - the type that looks like a big hip flask. I have also done it with brandy and whiskey, or, apple/orange/tea juice but those puds are made about 10 days before eating.

sam

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Monique

Barley wine!!

Violet eyes & Sam from Worthing thanks to you both for your help. I did hunt around for the barley wine but no joy! Anyway I have done exactly as you suggested & made up the amount with stout & rum, my pudding mixture is sitting on the worktop all ready to be steamed tomorrow. My OH & I wished a wish as we stirred, hope they come true!!!!!!M

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Nausea Bagwash

Barley wine

"Violet eyes & Sam from Worthing thanks to you both for your help. I did hunt around for the barley wine but no joy! "

Barley wine lives with cider, etc.,on the supermarket shelves. It's a strong ale not a wine. Widely available under the name "Gold Label"

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sam from worthing

barley wine

thanks for that tip bagwash - i shall look out for it next time i am in tesco, but, to be honest everyone loves the way i do it - but i would like to try it. does it keep? or is it actually a drinkable drink.

sammy

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Monique

Barley Wine!

Well,as you know NB, my puddings are all cooked, but thanks for telling us what to look for when next required. M

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Nausea Bagwash

drinking BW

" is it actually a drinkable drink."

Can't honestly remember what it tasted like but it was a popular tipple when I was a student (don't ask when!). Strong and relatively cheap so often drunk to "get us in the mood" before descending on parties.

"O tempora. O mores"

I'm virtually tee total these days.

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SuzieD

Cherry brandy

I live in Toronto and cannot find cherry brandy without artificial flavours. Can I use Kirsch?

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sam from worthing

Kircsh

I would use anything that floats your boat, ie what you would normally drink.

I make my delia christmas pud entirely with rum, have made it wholly with brandy before and stout, and also brewed tea, and also apple juice.

Its your pudding, the flavours will be marvellous.

I woubldn;t suggest though using vodka or gin or sherry or port (unless just a splash).

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MelissaCole

Barley Wine & Substitutes

Hiya,
If you're looking for a widely available barley wine, then either cans of Gold Label or Fuller's Golden Pride is one of my personal favourites - I know Golden Pride is available in Waitrose and Sainsbury's and if you do a web search you'll find several online retailers and, of course, you can pop into the brewery shop if you happen to be going around the Hogarth roundabout at Chiswick in London!

Other than that I wouldn't personally recommend using Guinness, unless you are using the strong Foreign Extra Stout (again available in Sainsbury's and often available in areas with large African communities) - I would however definitely recommend the use of Mackeson Stout - available in nearly all supermarkets in cans.

The reason for this is that it's got some unfermented lactose in it and adds a richness to your pud, and also gives it that gloriously glossy black finish.

As for whether Gold Label is drinkable, that's personal opinion but I am not a huge fan of it, however Fuller's Golden Pride is truly stunning with either a creme brulee.

Or give yourself a treat after slaving over you pud and bake a Camembert, get some chicory, celery and crusty bread, pour some Golden Pride into a brandy balloon and put your feet up!!

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Monique

Delia's Christmas Pudding!!

Hi Everyone who has replied to this post,I did use guiness & the puds were voted a hit!! Anyway how could one go wrong with Delia's recipe!! Thankyou all for the input.M

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Franki952

Barley Wine

If you've already made it then it's too late for this year, but....The pub group Ind Coop sell it.

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Sallie Green

barley wine

I found the 'gold label' barley wine in morrisons, after googling it to see what it looked like. none of the staff had heard of it even though they sell it! its not very nice to drink and its in cans so once its opened it wont keep

 
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