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AIBU to be eating a Heston Bleumenthal christmas pudding.

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twitchypalm Sun 14-Oct-12 22:41:35

After hearing about the mad rush last year for his christmas puddings I decided i wanted to try one as i love him.

I went to waitrose yesterday and bought the small one. Dp said thats not big enough for allof us i just laughed at him and saidit was for me only. Now im sat here eating it and i have to say its the best pudding ever grin

WorraLiberty Sun 14-Oct-12 22:43:21


I'd rather suck cold sick through a straw but each to their own

Enjoy! grin

StillIRise Sun 14-Oct-12 22:44:25

Of course not. Pudding is pudding.

VivaLeBeaver Sun 14-Oct-12 22:44:46

I've got a big one for Xmas. Never tried them before so hope I like it.

Fosterangel Sun 14-Oct-12 22:47:17

Yes I agree! We also bought the christmas pud from waitrose and two of us shared it for dessert and it was yum. I will buy another to put away for Christmas day.

I was not so impressed with the Heston mince pies (with pine sugar!). We sampled the Taste The Difference (Sainsbury's) pack of mini 9 mince pies infused with brandy this evening and they were much better.

I love this time of year so we can sample the Christmas cake, mince pies and puddings. Trouble is we will be sick of them by Christmas!

Latara Sun 14-Oct-12 22:48:46

YABU cos you spelt it wrong - it's Blumenthal (it better be or i will be embarrassed).

YANBU because i ate a whole bar of Galaxy & a Mars Bar earlier, so it's good to hear that other people like to eat 'bad' things too.

YABU because actually Xmas Pud is healthier than chocolate - it contains lots of dried fruit (raisins, sultanas etc).

So to make me feel better please eat some chocolate too smile

Latara Sun 14-Oct-12 22:49:40

Heston is fit. But i wouldn't let him cook my porridge.

Barabajagal Sun 14-Oct-12 22:49:44

Have you tried his macaroni cheese yet? Mmmm.

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Sun 14-Oct-12 22:50:56

I have also fallen for the hype and bought two small ones for Christmas (just me, Dh and DS who would not eat it!).


QuickLookBusy Sun 14-Oct-12 22:53:27

Twitchy, I'm glad it tastes good, I've got a big one for Christmas Day.

How did you cook it?

twitchypalm Sun 14-Oct-12 22:55:19

Thanks everyone i knew i wasn't being unreasonable. I may be unreasonable when i go and buy the whole shops worth of sotck of them tommorow lol.

i just steamed it in the saucepan for 40mins then put loads of squirty cream on it lol.

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Sun 14-Oct-12 22:56:19

I'm sorry, but they are vile.

Anniegetyourgun Sun 14-Oct-12 22:58:34

You're not being unreasonable, but from what I've seen of this gentleman (my sister tied me up and forced me to watch several episodes), you're being quite brave. Who knows what he thought was a good idea to put in there, or by what arcane technique he prepared it?

Teamumizumi Sun 14-Oct-12 23:12:01

Yes you are. I bought one a few weeks ago, hid it and forgot about it. Now you've reminded me where it is and your thread has made me hungry. Hang on, back in a tic. Num num. Damn. Now I've ruined Christmas. Oh bugger.

Fosterangel Mon 15-Oct-12 09:36:13

You steamed yours!?! I microwaved mine shouting HURRY, HURRY, HURRY for the whole 40seconds it took!!
I do not claim to be a domestic goddess just hungry!

twitchypalm Mon 15-Oct-12 10:59:59

Lol the trouble is I dont have a microwave so i had to steam it or eat it cold lol.

sorry teamumizumi hope you enjoyed it though grin

QuickLookBusy Mon 15-Oct-12 13:53:53

That's my dilemma, whether to steam or microwave?

I only usually microwave peas but thought steaming the big pudding for 3 hours on Christmas Day might be a bit much for me, as I will be very busy. I will be quite merry by then and might forget to keep checking it

Did the microwaved one still taste delicious Fosterangel?

Fosterangel Mon 15-Oct-12 15:14:32

QLB - Absolutely yummy! The tangerine thingy in the middle was a bit like a tomato for size and it was not like a tangerine out of the fruit bowl but was like a crystalised tangerine so was a bit rubbery. It was still a good idea and if I ever make my own Christmas pud I may put an orange in the middle (ha! Heston! Stitch that!). Whatever happened to the silver sixpence? Health & Safety I expect.

We begin sampling all Christmas cakes, mince pies, and Christmas puds about now and it lasts until Christmas day in our house. It has become a bit of a tradition as I began moaning about keeping Christmas in December but then gave in and just went with the flow.

If you can't beat them then eat them I say!

QuickLookBusy Tue 16-Oct-12 18:01:14

Thank you Foster. I've had to hide my pudding as I'm very tempted every time I see it.

I might just get a little one to try now though.

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