Christmas pud!

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Marie-lu

Christmas pud!

I made 2 Christmas puddings and want to give one as a gift, I steamed them for 8 hrs as instructed by delia s recipe, can I wrap it at this stage or do I need to cook it for another hour?if so, what heating instructions do I give my friends? The pud is maturing at moment ! Thanks

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Lindsey, Food Editor

Christmas pudding

Hello Marie-lu,

I assume once it was cold you changed the papers and foil?

If so you can actually wrap it if you ant as long as you keep it in a cool place.


The instructions are …

To cook, fill a saucepan quite full with boiling water, put it on the heat and, when it comes back to the boil, place a steamer on top of the pan and turn it down to a gentle simmer. Put the Christmas pudding in the steamer, cover and leave to steam away for 2¼ hours. 

You'll need to check the water from time to time and maybe top it up a bit.

Please, please make sure they don’t put it in the microwave as it will spoil it.

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/galleries/Christmas-recipe-gallery-pudding-perfection/traditional-christmas-pudding.html


Best wishes

Lindsey

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Marie-lu

2xpuds!

Thanks for the prompt reply! I originally split the recipie into two and made 2x 0.5 ltr puds! (Couldn't find traditional pudding bowls) I cooked them for 8 hrs each ( reading your previous posts 6 hrs would have been sufficient! Oops! )Will they still need 2quarter hours of cooking again, or just a warm through? Sorry I wasn't clearer on the last post and also will the pud stay intact if I turn it out to wrap it? Don't want to give my bowl away! Thank you

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Lindsey, Food Editor

Christmas Pudding

Hello Marie-lu,

Don’t worry; Delia steams her 1lb puds for 8 hours.
I would give them 1.5 hours on the day.

I wouldn’t turn it out unless you can turn it out into another basin. A plastic one perhaps! Lakeland or John Lewis sell them. But even better if you can just ask your friend to return it.

Best wishes

Lindsey

 
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