Saturday, December 17, 2011
Christmas pudding time
I have been making Christmas cakes and puddings for as many years as I can remember. The first attempt at making puddings was many years ago, the first year I was married. I was 17. I took the recipe from my high school cookery book "Commonsense Cookery Book".
This book came from the days when every one had big families, and the quantities were enormous. I can recall adding the ingredients, and the mixture getting so large that I ended up putting it into a plastic bucket to continue the mixing, and sitting on the floor with it between my legs.
I had a long post last year about my Christmas Cooking which you can have a look at, so I won;t repeat the same photos. This years I ended up making 4 puddings and not the fruit mince pies. I decided to use the fruit mixture in the extra puddings and give them to friends. My kitchen looks like a commercial cookery with them hanging around. They have to left to dry, and then boiled again on Christmas day for several hours before serving, with brandy custard.
Found it! Just as well, had it all wrong. 60 seconds, for 500g on medium. phew! I would have had it burnt to a crisp. If you boil to reheat, then you leave it in the cloth in the water for 1 hour for 1 kg. If you microwave then it is out of the cloth.