My First Christmas Puddings


My Christmas Pudding in an Oriental Bowl all ready to be cooked


My Boiled Christmas Pudding


My Steamed Christmas Pudding

Good evening, dear friends πŸ˜€

Finally, I have my first Christmas Puddings! Before I cooked them, I was very worried as to how they would turn out because I had made some changes toΒ sweetrosie‘s recipe whereby I didn’t use dark brown sugar (I had put in the normal light brown sugar), no treacle (golden corn syrup)…and I only remembered to put in the orange zest together with some grated apples and carrots yesterday morning.

Then, as I was about to start preparing the batter, my husband received a phone call that one of his employees got involved in a very serious car accident and we rushed off to visit him in the Intensive Care Unit at a hospital. We only returned home at 3 pm but because we had already booked some tickets to watch the movie, “I am Legend”, at 7pm, it meant that I didn’t really have enough time to boil the puddings.

So, I had used 1 giant sized pot containing 2 bowls of pudding, with one stacked on a pair of chopsticks above the lower bowl and this meant that the upper bowl of pudding ended up being steamed instead of boiled! Hehe, that’s why I have shown here a steamed Christmas pudding, too. I also had another large pot with the largest bowl of pudding in there and I had both the pots boiling away for about 1 1/2 hours before I had to turn off the fire and had to go out for the movie. When we returned home later last night, I boiled my puddings for another 2 hours.

This morning, the puddings were cooled and I could remove them to have a look. Wow, my very first Christmas puddings and I was delighted with the colour….I thought they were going to end up lighter in colour! πŸ˜† Unfortunately, one of my bowls of pudding had water seepage while I was boiling it and I had to throw that one away…now, I have 2 puddings sitting in my refrigerator, and I’m wondering if their taste is supposed to be better with time? I have replaced the baking paper and aluminium paper on the bowls of pudding and left them in the fridge. I will definitely be serving them with vanilla ice cream on Christmas Eve……if I can stand the suspense of not knowing how they taste!Β  πŸ˜† πŸ™„ Somehow, they seem a bit dry compared to sweetrosie’s photo of her Christmas pudding.. πŸ˜₯


5 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    sweetrosie said,

    Dear choesf – happy Monday, I’m glad you’re back πŸ™‚

    Your pudding looks absolutely perfect and beautiful. I think steaming the puddingwas ingenious!

    I hope that you and your family enjoythe puddings on Christmas Eve. I can tell by the photos that they are going to be rich and delicious. If I can make one little suggestion, especially if you are worried your puds might be “dry”. Serve them with something like sweet white sauce or custard as well as the ice-cream. Store bought would be fine if you run out of time. Having custard with the puddings makes them perfect as they are quite heavy and rich and need the milky blandness to act as a contrast.

    I am so honoured you made “my” puddings for your special meal πŸ™‚

    Have a lovely day.


  2. 2

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    A Happy Monday to you too, dear sweetrosie! πŸ˜€

    You think my puddings look okay? Phew! Actually, I stole a taste of the bits of pudding that was stuck to the bowls πŸ˜† and it tastes wonderful, very fruity and “Christmassy.” They just don’t look as good, perhaps it is my Oriental touch to it! πŸ˜†

    One thing for sure is that my family and I will love the taste of your Christmas Pudding recipe and I am glad that you have taught me how to make them. I will probably get better at it as I make them more often for each Christmas! Thank you for sharing with us your recipes and for your lovely comments here, sweetrosie.

    Happy December and have fun preparing for Christmas!

    With love, peace and joy,

    choesf :Dl


  3. 3

    rose said,

    Dearest Choesf! πŸ™‚

    Congratulations ! Your puds looks just great and yummy. I’m so sorry I can’t do it now, but I surely will for New Year’s Eve ( I think). Thanks to sweetrosie too for teaching us this great dessert.

    Have a nice week! Love and hugs,rose [IMG][/IMG]


  4. 4

    rose said,

    😦 It seems I can’t post pictures ! Will you teach me some day?

    Te pup,rose xx


  5. 5

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Many te pups, dearest Rose! πŸ˜€

    Thank you for your compliments on my Christmas puddings – I (and I’m sure sweetrosie would, too :lol:) am looking forward to hearing from you about yours.

    Err….I am also not sure if you can post images here in the Comments bos….but I will go ask around and come back to you on it. πŸ˜‰

    Happy December!


    choesf πŸ˜€


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