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Cooking christmas puddings

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HowToTrainYour Tue 22-Nov-16 20:40:12

I'm having a go at making christmas pudding for the 1st time. I think I've found a recipe I can do... Jamie Olivers.

Does anyone know whether I can use just a small plastic mixing bowl as the pudding bowl or does it have to be a special type?

Moltenpink Tue 22-Nov-16 20:59:44

I'm not sure about your bowl, if it can handle being boiled I guess it would be fine. Are you anywhere near a poundland? I have their Jane Asher ones, they are pretty good.

bookbook Tue 22-Nov-16 21:04:38

I make lots, so end up with a right bunch of bowls from pyrex, to ceramic to plastic. My only advice on this are about making sure you can keep a greaseproof lid on. I pressure cook mine, so they have to be strung on tight! smile

HowToTrainYour Tue 22-Nov-16 21:37:09

Thanks. The bowl I have is a thick plastic one which comes in a set of differen colourful sizes in Asda. They're boiling water proof.

Thanks for advice bookbook

Whatnot65 Tue 22-Nov-16 21:41:17

I cook mine in the slow cooker, resting on some screwed up foil. I reheat it in it on xmas morning too, it frees up hob and/or microwave space.

Hastalapasta Tue 22-Nov-16 21:44:05

Another vote for any type of bowl in the slow cooker, my pudding sits on the bottom and I fill the basin with 2/3rds water for 5 hours or so. Sure yours will be lovely!

HowToTrainYour Tue 22-Nov-16 22:00:11

Ooh, slowcooker! Makes sense to do it in there!

HowToTrainYour Thu 24-Nov-16 22:34:12

Did it today, in the slowcooker. Came out really well although I'm going to make another but soak the fruit in brandy for a couple days 1st.

This one I've made I'm going to make truffles with as christmas presents

Lifeisontheup2 Fri 25-Nov-16 17:27:13

I've been soaking my fruit in sherry all week ready to make the pudding on Sunday.

HowToTrainYour Sat 26-Nov-16 17:45:59

Have you life?! I didn't soak! Should I have done?
I was going to feed it every week. Will that do or should I make another?

Lifeisontheup2 Sun 27-Nov-16 07:22:55

I'm sure it'll be fine especially if you feed it. I use a Nigella recipe and she stipulates soaking so I do.

HowToTrainYour Sun 27-Nov-16 12:02:04

Nigella's looked too complicated to me. I used Jamie Olivers so sure it will be fine!

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