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Christmas pudding is a type of pudding traditionally served as part of the Christmas dinner in Britain, Ireland and in other countries where it has been brought by British and Irish immigrants
Christmas pudding is a type of pudding traditionally served as part of the Christmas dinner in Britain, Ireland and in other countries where it has been brought by British and Irish immigrants. It has its origins in medieval England, and is sometimes known as plum pudding or just "pud", though this can also refer to other kinds of boiled pudding involving dried fruit. Despite the name "plum pudding", the pudding contains no actual plums due to the pre-Victorian use of the word "plums" as a term for raisins. The pudding has been heavily mythologized, including the erroneous idea that it is traditionally composed of thirteen ingredients, symbolizing Jesus and the Twelve Apostles, or that it was invented by George I of Great Britain. Early recipes include little more than suet, dried fruit, breadcrumbs, flour, eggs and spice, along with liquid which may be milk or fortified wine. Later recipes became more elaborate.
I have made 5 Xmas pudding today and they are on the hob steaming. The recipe suggests steaming for 3.5 hours then a further 3.5 on Xmas day. The problem is, I forgot to cover the pans for the first 1.5 hours of steaming. Should I increase the steam time by an hour or more or don’t worry...
Do you make traditional Christmas pudding? Are you faithful to Stir Up Sunday or does anything go?
What do you serve with it and which recipe do you use?
I always make pudding (and for family members) every year, and am normally a slave to stir up Sunday but missed it this year due to illness...
I am a week late for Stir Up Sunday but today I made Christmas Puddings. It got me wondering if anyone else spends hours steaming puddings for the big day?
Are you a traditionalist (13 ingredients)?
Do you have any rituals? Do you include a coin/charm? Is it a family recipe handed down?
Soaking the fruit in Guinness really plumps it up and gives a rich,
dark pudding without the bitterness of brandy or rum
“Shut your eyes and see.”
― James Joyce
140g dates, chopped
50g mixed peel
1 large Bramley apple (about 125g), peeled and...