Saturday, December 21, 2013
This years pudding is a steamed one instead of the traditional boiled puddings I made back HERE 2011
and HERE 2010
All these ingredients go in the pan together :-
500g mixed dried fruit, 120g raisins, 120g chopped dates, 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup each of brown sugar and white sugar, 125g butter.
cook them together, until it all melts, and then boil for 8 minutes. Take it off the heat.
and lower it into a pan of water. The water needs to come about 1/2 way up the bowl. Put the lit on the pan, and boil for 5 hours. Top up the water if it starts to evaporate.
Then turn out onto a plate. Voila! You can now eat it with custard or cream, or wrap in plastic and keep in the fridge.. You can reheat in the microwave for around 10-12 minutes.
We had a huge storm here last night. We are all ok, but my daughter has no power, and huge tree has landed in her backyard and smashed the trampoline. They are at least 12 hours without power. I have no mobile phone coverage, but that is minor compared to many.