How To Make Delicious Christmas Pudding

Christmas pudding
Christmas pudding

Ingredients,Quantities And Methods To Prepare Christmas Pudding

Ingredients,quantities and methods which are used to Prepare Christmas Pudding  and the techniques to make this delicious dessert are as under.

Ingredients And Their Quantities To Prepare Christmas Pudding

Cooking Time: 5-6 hours  plus reheating each pudding serves 4-6 The most famous pudding of all is the traditional Christmas pudding rich and dark with fruits.A Christmas pudding is one of the recipes that is known and enjoyed in many parts of the world.

IngredientsMetric/Imperial or
American
Plain (all purpose )
flour


  soft breadcrumbs


ground cinnamon


ground or grated
nutmeg



ground all spice


dark moist brown
sugar



shredded suet


glace (candied)
cherries chopped



uncooked dried
apricots,chopped



uncooked dried
prunes,chopped



currants


sultanas (golden
raisins)



raisins,de-seeded


almonds,blanched
and finely chopped



medium carrot,
grated



medium cooking
(baking),apple,
grated




mixed crystallized
(candied),peel,
chopped




grated lemon rind


grated orange
rind


lemon juice


orange juice


black treacle
(molasses)



beer or stout


brandy or sherry


eggs


50 g/2 oz or 1/2
cup in American


100 g/4 oz or
2 cups in American

1/2 teaspoon or
1/2 teaspoon in
American
1/2 teaspoon or 1/2
teaspoon in Ameri
can


1/2 teaspoon or
1/2 teaspoon in
American
100 g/4 oz or
2/3 cup in American



100 g/4 oz or
generous 3/4
cup in American
75 g/3 oz or
1/2 cup in American



75 g/3 oz or 1/2
1/2 cups in American



75 g/3 oz or
1/2 cups in American



175 g/6 oz or
1 cup in American

175 g/6 oz or
1 cup in American



350 g/12 oz or
2 cups in American

100 g/4 oz or
1 cup in American



1 or 1 in American




1 or 1 in American






100 g/4 oz or
2/3 cups in American





1 teaspoon or
1 teaspoon in
American
1 teaspoon or
1 teaspoon in
American

1 tbsp or 1 tbsp
in American

1 tbsp or 1 tbsp in
American

1 tbsp or 1 tbsp in
American



150 ml/ ¼ pint or
2/3 cup in American

1 tbsp or 1 tbsp in
American

2 or 2 in American


Method To Prepare This Christmas Pudding

Mix all the ingredients together and allow to stand in the bowl overnight.Cover the bowl to keep the mixture moist.Standing for some hours improves the flavor of the pudding.Grease two 1.5 liter/2 ½ pint (6 ¼ cup) ovenproof basins (bowls) and spoon in the mixture.If you like a pudding that slices perfectly ,press the ingredients together very firmly.For a lighter crumbly pudding ,pack the ingredients less tightly.leave at least a 2.5 cm/1 inch space at the top of the basin because although a Christmas pudding does not rise like a light pudding,it swells in cooking.

Cover the pudding with well greased grease proof (waxed) paper and foil.Put a central pleat in both covers. So the pudding will not split the covering.

Steam each pudding over the boiling water for 5 to 6 hours and allow about 1 to 1 ½ hours in a pressure cooker.Follow the manufacturers instructions as to the settings to use.If you have no steamer stand the basin on an upturned saucer tin in a saucepan of water,so the water comes only half way up the basin .Keep the water boiling steadily and always top up the pan with boiling water. When the puddings are cooked remove the damp covers at once . When cold cover with fresh dry grease proof (waxed) paper and foil .Store in a cool dry place away from the stem from cooking in the kitchen.

On Christmas day steam the pudding for 2 hours.Serve with cream or custard sauce,or brandy butter or rum butter ( recipe is given below)

note: This pudding keeps for months or several years if stored carefully .It can be frozen but the flavor will not mature as well.

Rum Butter

Ingredients,Quantities And Methods To Prepare Rum Butter

Ingredients,quantities and methods to Prepare rum butter are as under.

Ingredients And Their Quantities To Prepare Rum Butter

No Cooking Serves 6

This Splendid flavored butter is a rival to brandy butter to serve with Christmas pudding; it is so much part of the Cumberland scene that it is made or bought to serve with bread , on plain cakes or in sponges, in pancakes etc.The butter keeps almost indefinitely if sealed down well, so a good quantity can be prepared at one time

IngredientsMetric/Imperial or
American
Butter preferably
unsalted


  Demerara or moist
light brown sugar



Ground cinnamon


Grated nutmeg


Rum


100 g/4 oz or
½ cup  in American


175 g/6 oz or
1 cup in American



pinch or pinch in American


pinch or pinch


2 tbsp or to taste or
3 tbsp or to taste in American

Method To Prepare Rum Butter

Cream the butter until very soft and light.Gradually beat in the sugar.The choice of sugar makes a great deal of difference to both flavor and texture- for Demerara gives a somewhat gritty taste, whereas a light moist brown sugar produces a much smoother texture.Do not choose the dark brown moist sugar for this is too strong in flavor. The amount of sugar depends upon whether a softer and less sweet butter is required.Add the spices and gradually beat in the rum; do this slowly so there is no fear for the mixture curdling.Put into attractive pots and cover well

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How To Make Delicious Christmas Pudding
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How To Make Delicious Christmas Pudding
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This article will tell you how to make a delicious Christmas pudding on sacred occasions like Christmas and it is the best choice to serve the guests.
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