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Offline asha_76

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How to steam a Christmas Pudding?
« on: December 25, 2011, 07:41:46 pm »
Hi all,

We bought a 400 gram Christmas Pudding from a farmers market last week and were wondering how to go about steaming it using the Varoma rather than on the stovetop?

I've only had my Thermomix a few days and haven't used the Varoma yet so I am a bit unsure as to how to go about it.

Is anyone able to advise if it's possible and if so, what I need to do?

Many thanks  :)

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Re: How to steam a Christmas Pudding?
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2011, 08:35:03 pm »
There is a recipe for a traditional steamed pudding here with steaming times.
Denise...Buckinghamshire,U.K.
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Re: How to steam a Christmas Pudding?
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2011, 08:41:39 pm »
Thankyou for your quick reply...that is a great help!

Just a quick newbie question?  From this recipe it looks like the pudding is just steamed in the normal basket rather than the Varoma...am I interpreting it correctly?

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Re: How to steam a Christmas Pudding?
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2011, 08:48:47 pm »
You are right this recipe is steamed in the basket but if it fits I would try yours in the varoma.
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Re: How to steam a Christmas Pudding?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2011, 10:24:33 am »
As it fit in the basket we decided to just steam it in there rather than the Varoma.  I followed the cooking instructions from Simone's Thermomix Essentials and it worked really well.  Thanks again for your help, it was so much easier than doing it on the stove and tasted much nicer than just heating it in the microwave.

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Re: How to steam a Christmas Pudding?
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2011, 11:59:58 am »
I'm glad it worked for you and you enjoyed the pudding ;)
Denise...Buckinghamshire,U.K.
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