How do you reheat steamed pudding?

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Reheating your pudding
To reheat your pudding, remove all wrapping, and then use one of the following methods: Wrap in foil and reheat in the oven for one hour or until hot at 150°C. Wrap tightly in foil, place on a trivet in a saucepan over simmering water and steam gently for 45 minutes to one hour or until hot.

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Hereof, can you reheat leftover Christmas pudding?

Leftover Christmas pudding can be frozen for up to 3 months. Whenever you reheat Christmas pudding make sure the pudding is piping hot all the way through and don't reheat leftover Christmas pudding more than once.

Likewise, can I freeze steamed pudding? The pudding is at its very best when freshly cooked as the sponge is light and moist. If you need to freeze the sponge then wrap the basin with an extra layer of foil over the clingfilm and freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost overnight at cool room temperature.

Also know, is it better to steam or microwave Christmas pudding?

Ideally we would suggest that when the pudding is made it is steamed for 8 hours (the combined time of the first and second steamings) as the steaming is important for the flavour of the pudding. The pudding can then be microwaved to reheat it on Christmas Day.

How do you reheat suet pudding?

The puddings can be reheated a few minutes in the microwave, using short 30 seconds spurts of heat so they don't burst. You can also reheat them by setting the cups on a baking sheet and heating in a 350 F oven for about 30 minutes, or until hot throughout.

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Should Christmas pudding be kept in the fridge?

It is possible to store the pudding in the fridge, though this may take up quite a lot of shelf space. The pudding will freeze for up to a year. Thaw the pudding for 24 hours at room temperture before giving it a second steaming.

How far in advance can you make Christmas pudding?

Nigella's Ultimate Christmas Pudding (from Christmas and on the Nigella website) can be made up to 6 weeks ahead of Christmas. Traditionally puddings are made on Stir Up Sunday, which is the Sunday before the start of Advent and this year it is on 22nd November 2015.

Can you reheat pudding?

To reheat in the oven, remove wrappings from the pudding. Wrap in foil and reheat at 300ºF (150ºC) for an hour or until hot. To reheat on the stovetop, remove wrappings and place the pudding in the original mould. Set pudding mould on a trivet in a large saucepan and steam 3/4 - 1 hour or until hot.

Can you eat Xmas pudding cold?

Once cooked, you can eat any leftover Christmas pudding cold if you like. This isn't the tastiest way to eat the fruity festive favourite (in our humble opinion), we'd recommend using the leftovers to make our Christmas pudding crumble instead.

How long do you microwave Christmas pudding?

How to microwave a pudding
  1. Loosely cover the pudding with a piece of cling film.
  2. Microwave on medium-high (600 watts) for 3 minutes, leave to stand for 1 minute and cook for a further 3 minutes.
  3. Leave the pudding to cool, remove the film, cover tightly with tin foil and store in a cool dark place for up to two months.

How do you store pudding?

How to store Pudding to extend its shelf life? For the packaged and dry mix pudding, it should be stored in a cool dry environment not susceptible to temperature change. When items go through temperature changes of cool to warm and vice versa, the moisture in the air tends to condensate inside the packages.

How do you store a steamed Christmas pudding?

After removing the cloth, allow the pudding to come to room temperature then wrap it in plastic wrap and seal tightly in a freezer bag or airtight container. A boiled Christmas pudding can be refrigerated for three months or frozen for up to one year.

Can you steam a Christmas pudding in the microwave?

It is possible to reheat the Christmas pudding in a microwave. Ideally you would make the pudding in a plastic bowl and give it its full steaming (of 8 hours) first time around. Microwave on full power for 4 minutes, stand for 3 minutes, microwave on low/defrost for 7 minutes and stand for 5 minutes before unmoulding.

How do you steam a pudding?


Place the pudding into the steamer set over a saucepan of simmering water, or use a large saucepan with a saucer in the bottom. Steam for several hours, or as recipe indicates. Top up water when necessary. When the pudding is steamed, cut the string around the bowl.

Can you steam a Christmas pudding in a plastic bowl?

Nigella suggests using a plastic pudding basin with a clip-on lid as these are easy to use and not too expensive. If you have difficulties finding a pudding basin then a Pyrex bowl, or similar heatproof glass bowl, could be used. However the shape is different so you will have a wider, squatter pudding.

How long does it take to microwave a 454g Christmas pudding?

To microwave – remove outer packaging and microwave for approximately 30 seconds per 100g of pudding. Please be careful as microwaves can vary greatly. We do recommend that puddings over 454g are steamed for best results.

How do you know when a Christmas pudding is cooked?

It takes longer to break down when cooked under pressure so do test the pudding by inserting a skewer into the centre of the pudding (it should come out clean) or test with a digital thermometer; you're looking for 75˚C as a minimum reading when it is fully cooked through.

Is Christmas pudding served hot or cold?

Christmas pudding
This Christmas pudding is decorated with skimmia rather than holly
Alternative names Plum pudding, pud
Place of origin England
Region or state United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada
Serving temperature Warm or cold

Can you steam a Christmas pudding in the oven?


Steam for 6 hrs, topping up with water as necessary. Alternatively, steam in the oven. Stand the pudding basin in a roasting tin filled with water, then cover with a tent of foil and cook for the same length of time at 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Check roasting tin occasionally as the water may need to be topped up.

How do you reheat a Christmas pudding in the microwave?

To reheat your pudding in the microwave
Remove the top layer of foil, the clingfilm and pleated lid. Re-cover top of the basin with a baking parchment lid (do not use foil). Reheat at medium power (based on an 8OOW microwave) for 4min. Allow to stand for 1min, then cook again for 4min at the same temperature.

What do you pour over Christmas pudding?

Brandy or Rum Sauce Recipe
The is the all-time classic sauce to slather over the traditional Christmas Pudding is a brandy sauce. A pudding already will have either brandy or rum in it depending on your taste, so a splash added to a lovely white sauce becomes a perfect partner.