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Offline Bootobethin

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Cooking Christmas Pudding?
« on: December 13, 2011, 09:14:31 pm »
I have been making our family Christmas Pudding for years.
I now make it in TMX !Yum.
I usually cook it in a large pot with water 1/2 way up the side of the pudding bowl and steam it.
My question is can I cook the pudding (in stainless steel pudding bowl with lid) in a large metal steamer Chinese steamer?
The only difference is that the pudding is above the water not sitting in it.
Thanks for your collective wisdom and experience.

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Re: Cooking Christmas Pudding?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2011, 09:36:53 pm »
Can't see why not.  Make sure you keep the steamer topped up with boiling water.  How large is your Pudding? 

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Re: Cooking Christmas Pudding?
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 11:47:03 pm »
Pudding is 1.5 kg in weight.

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Re: Cooking Christmas Pudding?
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2011, 12:21:38 am »
  I would put a couple of skewers under basin,  to allow max steam to circulate.  Or an egg ring.  Pretty large pud,  will probably need 4 hours.  I do the same trick with the skewers when I use the varoma.   

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Re: Cooking Christmas Pudding?
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2011, 01:36:32 am »
Thanks.
The steamer is a large Chinese steamer and has several layers with holes in them so there is really good steam circulation.
It is just that I have not cooked a pud in a Chinese steamer before and pud is too big for Varoma!

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Re: Cooking Christmas Pudding?
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2011, 02:14:10 am »
Yes , I only use the Varoma for small ones.  I have a collection of Pyrex and similar French glass dishes with covers that take 4 servings.   
I took the Varoma to the shops when I bought them.  I did get some funny looks.