Can I Microwave Delia's Christmas Pudding?
Asked on 9 Oct 2018 by Shirleyff
Hello Lindsey. For more years than I care to remember I have been making Delia’s traditional Christmas pudding and following strict rules regarding steaming- 8 hours + 2 hours on the day.
This year I intend to split the mixture into two basins and wanted to know if, following the modern trend, it is possible to reheat the puddings using a microwave, and if so, how long for?
Thank you for your help.
Steaming is definitely the best. Microwaved puddings are frequently ruined. They tend to overheat and get tough & sticky.
Steaming lightens the pudding and after taking so much care to make your own pudding it’s such a shame to not steam it.
Delia doesn’t even heat her leftover pudding in the microwave. She wraps it in foil and heats it in the Aga or the oven.
PS. Delia steams her 1lb puddings for 8 hours as well
Ok will carry on steaming! Thank you for your help.