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A friend has requested that I make her your Nonconfirmist Christmas Pudding (from Feast) but it would be easier if she could use a microwave in Christmas Day rather than steaming it. What do I need to do if anything to adapt the recipe and how long and what power would she need to use? Thanks Chrissie.
Can you recommend if the Ultimate Christmas Pudding can be microwaved on Christmas Day if I steam it for the full length of time beforehand; and if so how long would be a suitable time without ruining the pudding? I wouldn't usually ask, but I will be at the parents this year and they have very limited space. therefore I will not be my Mum's favourite person if I turn up and commandeer an area of her kitchen for approx 3hrs to steam the Christmas pudding!
Posted by ChrissieB1. Answered on 29th Nov 2014 at 12.00Read The Answer
I have just finished the first 5 hour steaming for the ultimate Christmas pudding but there seems to be cooking liquids left in the pudding basin. Will these be re-absorbed into the pudding? Other than this extra liquid it looks cooked. Thanks.
Posted by elvira666. Answered on 28th Nov 2014 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hello, can you please help me with the timing of baking Nigella's Black Cake? I notice Nigella's recipe suggests 1 hour at 180c and then 2 1/2 to 3 hours at 170c. The recipe is similar to Laurie Colwin's recipe, which just suggests 1 to 1 1/4 hours at 180c. There is such a big difference in terms of time for two very similar recipes, I just wanted some advice on this. Many thanks for your help, Ziska
Posted by ZBR. Answered on 27th Nov 2014 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi, I have seen the recipe on this website for the Edible Christmas Tree Decorations but wondered how long they last for before spoiling? I would like to make "Advent" biscuits as a countdown to Christmas and so they need to last over 24 days without going soft or bad - some of that time hung on a tree. Which recipes, if any, are suitable? Thanks for your help. Marlene
Posted by BigFatLady. Answered on 26th Nov 2014 at 12.00Read The Answer
I'm going to try the Spiced And Superjuicy Roast Turkey recipe this year but in a effort to keep costs down, would it be ok to use a thawed frozen turkey instead of a free range one?
Posted by devonbird. Answered on 25th Nov 2014 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hello! I know it's still quite a bit early until the Christmas season is upon us, but is there any way to make this cake kid-friendly by either omitting the liqueurs or substituting something else? I so want to make this for Christmas and there will be plenty of children at our celebration. Thank you! Allan
Hi, I live in Switzerland and I can't find the Tuaca liqueur. Do you know of any outlets that may sell it? Thanks, Flurina
Posted by AllanS. Answered on 24th Nov 2014 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hello, I was so excited to be making Nigella's Ultimate Christmas Pudding that I used double the amount of ingredients so I could make two initially. But now reading back on all the ingredients when I started making more I realised I added double of everything apart from the vegetable shortening - where I accidentally only added enough for one pudding. Puddings have been steamed and look fine however as they are for gifts I'm hoping you can please tell me if they are ruined or not? Many thanks, Vikkie
I have just made Nigella's Christmas Pudding and realised I have used bicarbonate of soda instead of baking powder. Is there anything I can do to rectify this, or is it ruined? Smiffy66
Posted by Puddycat23. Answered on 23rd Nov 2014 at 12.00Read The Answer
My late wife used to make a Christmas pudding that was mixed, in October, in the traditional way, after steeping the fruit, etc., the mixture was placed on a sheet of calico and tied to form a ball and boiled. It was allowed to hang until Christmas. Then, on Christmas morning it was boiled again. My family is now widespread but this coming Christmas they will all be together here in Brisbane and this is something I would like to do, not knowing when they'll all be together again. Can you please help me? Gary Mead.
Is it possible to do Nigella's Ultimate Christmas Puddings in calico? I would like to give my work team a mini pudding for Xmas and thought traditional calico pudding would be nice presentation. Please advise. Thank you, WHalami
Is it possible to cook the pudding in a cloth rather than a plastic pudding bowl? Barbara Thompson.
Posted by gazza42. Answered on 22nd Nov 2014 at 12.00Read The Answer