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I have made the Christmas Pudding recipe from Delia's Christmas book. I wanted to make smaller puds this year so i have put the mixture into four 1/2 litre put bowls, rather than one 2 litre bowl, as in the recipe.
My question is- How long should I steam the smaller puds for? I was thinking about 6 hours instead of 8, is this right? And then how long should I steam on Christmas Day?
I have just used the recipe for Delia's classic fruit cake. I've made the quantity for an 8in cake, but divided it into 4 4in tins. I can find cooking times for 6ins-11ins, but not as small as 4 ins. Please can you advise? I am guessing get something between 2.5 hrs - 3 hrs?
In Delia's recipe for Pot Roasted Venison with Shrewsbury sauce, she asks for a 1/2 bottle (37.5 cl) of Beaujolais. I got a relly nice Beaujolais, but couldn't find it in that size and, I am afraid to admit, I don't know what the measurement cl stands for (centileters?) How much wine should I measure from the full bottle? I did notice that the Pot Roasted Beef in Red Wine with Red Onion Marmalade recipe is pretty similar. That recipe asks for 425 ml of wine. Is that about right?