Monday, January 2, 2017

Joy, Health, Love and Peace

Christmas is a crazy time of year. There are always so many things I want to get done, that not even a portion of which is possible.

I really wanted to make a traditional British Christmas Pudding for dinner, and despite the requests for Sticky Toffee Pudding (which I also made from this amazing BBC Recipe), I also made the pudding, and it turned out quite well.

I used a recipe that a friend of mine posted online, and now I don't remember where I found it:


I made several changes to it, however. I used butter instead of suet (which is trickier to find in the States), and instead of raisins & candied peel, I just used currents and dates (which I had on hand to make Sticky Toffee Pudding).

I also made another change in the steaming method. I've tied up puddings in cloth before when making the Scottish 'Clootie Dumpling' for Robert Burns night, but I always burn the cloth. So this I just steamed in a greased pudding basin covered with tin-foil, which worked beautifully.

 It turned out really well. I love old-fashioned steamed puddings.




2 comments:

  1. Your expertise in this area is becoming well known; you could hold your own with any British or Scottish cook. Superb, both, this time round. Sticky toffee pudding: I am assured that no one could make it better!

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  2. I have yet to try your sticky toffee pudding! I think your Christmas pudding looks lovely. I'll have to try making both!

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