My Christmas Pudding in an Oriental Bowl all ready to be cooked
My Boiled Christmas Pudding
My Steamed Christmas Pudding
Good evening, dear friends 😀
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 to 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! 😆 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! 😆 🙄 Somehow, they seem a bit dry compared to sweetrosie’s photo of her Christmas pudding.. 😥