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Old 10-27-2013, 11:58 AM   #1
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***Christmas Pudding - Warning***

I've just remembered that when I posted the recipe I forgot to say that it isn't a good idea to do the re-heating on the day in the microwave oven.

In the 1980s there had been a number of fires caused by Christmas puddings in m/waves and a cookery programme (Yorkshire Television's "Farmhouse Kitchen") showed a demonstration, performed under the supervision of the fire brigade, of how dangerous this can be. A family sized (to serve 4-5 people) pudding in its basin was in the m/wave for about 5 minutes and it burst into flames setting fire to the oven which sort of exploded - it blew the door off! It was quite spectacular, to put it mildly!

Safe to re-heat in the pressure cooker though. Stand the basin in water in the PC and follow the instructions for your model.
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:16 PM   #2
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that's odd because tesco & marks & spencers etc all give microwave heating instructions on their puddings
Tesco Finest Christmas Pudding 454G - Groceries - Tesco Groceries
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Technology has improved a lot since the '80s.
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Technology has improved a lot since the '80s.
so it would seem gg!
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I'm thinking it may have more to do with how much brandy the old girls pour onto the pudding in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Talk about seven Lords a leaping!
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I'm thinking it may have more to do with how much brandy the old girls pour onto the pudding in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

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well aunty,if you look at the tesco list of ingredients brandy soaked cherries,cider & courvoisier brandy are about 5th on the list of ingredients which means their pud is pretty well loaded with alcohol.i've eaten their pud's & they ARE LOADED!!.infact theirs & marks & spencers are that good imho,it's one of those foodstuffs that i really can't see the point in making your own
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oh yeah,it's got port & sherry too!! like i said aunty....LOADED!!
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I'm thinking it may have more to do with how much brandy the old girls pour onto the pudding in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Talk about seven Lords a leaping!
Well, yes.

The fireman in charge of the experiment said it was a combination of the alcohol and the sugar, of which there is a lot,overheating. Not only the actual sugar but the naturally occurring sugar in the dried fruit.
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well aunty,if you look at the tesco list of ingredients brandy soaked cherries,cider & courvoisier brandy are about 5th on the list of ingredients which means their pud is pretty well loaded with alcohol.i've eaten their pud's & they ARE LOADED!!.infact theirs & marks & spencers are that good imho,it's one of those foodstuffs that i really can't see the point in making your own
I can. I enjoy it. It's the first step towards Christmas. I make my own mincemeat, mince pies and Christmas cake, and I make Stollen, too and my own stuffings and sauces for the main course. I know I could buy them in Tesco, etc., but why should I? I don't do cooking traditions so that I can spend the rest of the year moaning about the amount of work involved. I do it because I really enjoy doing it and enjoy eating the proceeds. There is a harmless secret smugness to having a cupboard full of homemade goodies waiting for The Day and a pleasurable satisfaction in feeding something made with love to the important people in your life.
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I can. I enjoy it. It's the first step towards Christmas. I make my own mincemeat, mince pies and Christmas cake, and I make Stollen, too and my own stuffings and sauces for the main course. I know I could buy them in Tesco, etc., but why should I? I don't do cooking traditions so that I can spend the rest of the year moaning about the amount of work involved. I do it because I really enjoy doing it and enjoy eating the proceeds. There is a harmless secret smugness to having a cupboard full of homemade goodies waiting for The Day and a pleasurable satisfaction in feeding something made with love to the important people in your life.
Did I hear Stollen???

Address please.......:-)
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