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Christmas Pudding - using wrong type of sugar

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Tacobella Sun 27-Nov-16 09:03:45

After making the same Christmas pudding year after year, I have for some reason used the wrong sugar this year fconfused

It's a Delia recipe and should be dark brown sugar but I have used light soft brown sugar instead.

I know it shouldn't be disastaorous, but will it change the taste or consistency much?

Having had a look at other Christmas pudding recipes which all seem to be using dark brown sugar I'm wondering if I need to make another one now.

goose1964 Sun 27-Nov-16 10:10:52

Should be fine, it will taste slightly lighter

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Sun 27-Nov-16 10:26:09

it won't be as dark or rich, depends on what type of pudding recipe I suppose. Some are full of fruit and just the bare minimum cakey type mix to hold it together and others are more "clootie dumpling" types sort of more cakey with fruit iyswim

I haven't made a proper pudding for ages..I have a Proper Round Mould and everything.

GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER Sun 27-Nov-16 10:32:54

My recipe (an ancient Good Housekeeping one and always popular) uses Demerara sugar, which is about the same colour as soft light brown. Mine don't come out quite as dark (nearly black?) as some, but they taste lovely, which is far more important.
Please don't fret about it. Your pud(s) will be fine.

FunkinEll Sun 27-Nov-16 16:10:46

It'll be fine. I thought you were going to say you'd used caster which I think would be an issue because you need the molasses in the pudding to make it taste right I think.

Tacobella Sun 27-Nov-16 19:35:08

It is in the slow cooker steaming so only time will tell! It doesn't smell as strong as usual but I really cannot be bothered to make another one, especially as others think it won't be a complete disaster either.

Thanks everyone for the reassurance!

Ditsy4 Sun 27-Nov-16 20:22:27

Lovely. It will be fine. Slightly lighter in appearance and slightly different taste but bet no one notices if you don't let on.

MaverickSnoopy Mon 28-Nov-16 06:12:12

My recipe uses caster sugar (it's actually a Jamie Oliver one) and it takes just right so I'm sure you'll be fine.

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