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Have I oversteamed my Christmas pudding?

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hackneybird Tue 11-Nov-14 20:47:32

Making my own Xmas pud for the first time, using nigella's recipe.

For the first steam I put it in the slow cooker to steam. I put it on high at first to bring the water up to temp but forgot to turn it to low and it had steamed at high for three hours before I remembered.

Is it ruined and should I make another or do you think it will be ok?

ouryve Tue 11-Nov-14 20:51:03

Give it a sniff to see if it smells burnt.

Some recipes have great big 2lb puddings steaming (in a normal steamer pan) for 8 hours until they're really dark. I divide into 2 1lb puds which get 5 hours each. It's a moist method of cooking, so the longer it's in, the darker it gets, but doesn't tend to burn unless it runs dry.

ouryve Tue 11-Nov-14 20:55:21

And looking at info about slow cookers, I don't think they work any differently for Christmas puds than having the pud on a trivet in a pan of water, so it should be fine, so long as it didn't dry out.

hackneybird Wed 12-Nov-14 19:18:59

Thank you! It doesn't seem burnt at all. It's a 2lb pud so hoping all those ingredients haven't gone to waste.

ouryve Wed 12-Nov-14 19:32:35

It'll probably be perfect, then!

agoodbook Wed 12-Nov-14 19:51:00

Can I say- you really can't oversteam a good xmas pudding! I pressure cook mine for 2 hours, then steam again for an hour on the day. It usually gets better.

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