How long do you microwave a 900g Christmas pudding?

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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.

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Similarly, you may ask, 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.

Secondly, how long reheat Christmas pudding? How to Reheat Christmas Puddings 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. Cover tightly. Set pudding mould on a trivet in a large saucepan and steam 3/4 - 1 hour or until hot.

Likewise, can you microwave Xmas pudding?

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.

Can you over cook Christmas pudding?

Also, if you have an usually thick ceramic basin or Pyrex bowl, add an extra 10-15 minutes to the pressure cooking time. Remember, it is hard to overcook a Christmas pudding, so if it isn't done at the stated time in the recipe, don't be afraid to put it back on for longer.

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How long should I microwave a 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.

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 long should I steam a Christmas pudding?

Place the pudding in a steamer set over a saucepan filled with simmering water and steam the pudding for 8 hours. Do make sure you keep a regular eye on the water underneath and top it up with boiling water straight from the kettle about halfway through the time.

How do you steam a store bought Christmas 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 do I cook a 454g Christmas pudding?

Cooking Instructions
Leave in plastic basin and pierce film lid several times. Heat on full power for 3 minutes (800W) / 3 minutes (900W). Stand for 1 minute after heating. Remove the film lid and turn upside down onto a plate.

Can you steam a microwave pudding?

Syrup sponge in the microwave. This light, fluffy steamed pudding cooks in just four minutes in the microwave. Serve it with golden syrup, or jam and custard.

Can you eat Christmas 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.

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.

How do you store a cooked Christmas pudding?


It is possible to store the pudding in the fridge, though this may take up quite a lot of shelf space. Alternatively you could freeze the pudding. Make sure that it is tightly wrapped on the outside in a double layer of clingfilm (plastic wrap) or foil. The pudding will freeze for up to a year.

How far ahead can I 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.

How do you reheat 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.

Can I reheat my Christmas pudding in a slow cooker?

To reheat on the day: Preheat the slow cooker for 20 minutes, put the pudding in and pour enough water to come to three-quarters of the way up the sides of the pudding basin.

Can you reheat custard?

[Update] Can you reheat custard without damaging it? Answer: Yes. It's actually really good, and this is the first time I have ever made homemade ice cream that has maintained a scoop-able consistency after being in the freezer for a day or so.

How do you heat up pudding?


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.

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 light a Christmas pudding?

How to flame a Christmas pudding
  1. Turn out the steamed pudding onto a serving plate with a good-sized rim around the edge to catch any spirit.
  2. The important thing is to get the spirit really hot.
  3. Light the spirit by tilting the ladle slightly over the gas flame so the fumes ignite, or use a match, then immediately pour it over the pudding.