Christmas Pudding Secrets
Where it is brought Christmas pudding is a popular type of pudding served on Christmas Day as part of Christmas lunch in the UK, Ireland, and many other countries by British and Irish immigrants. The term “pudding” actually comes from the word “pudding” itself. Pudding is basically pudding meat in its purest form. There are many kinds of pudding meat, but Christmas pudding is mainly made with potatoes.
Pudding is usually served cold. However, you can serve it hot if you like. It’s usually served in glasses of cream or juice. In some parts of England, there is even a “sundowner pudding” which is different from the English version.
Traditionally, Christmas pudding includes pudding meat, browned or creamed, as well as fruit. There are various possibilities for fruit. One popular choice is strawberries. Red berries are used most often, but blueberry and even green berries are sometimes added.
Different fruits can have different tastes. Some like blackberries taste better than others. Desserts can vary, too. Lemon and lime are popular choices. You can also use nutmeg or mint.
When making Christmas pudding, you can use all or some of the fruit. When you blend all of the fruit together, you get a smooth pudding that holds its shape. You don’t want chunks of fruit or anything unusual in your pudding. If you use any cooking spices, you should stir them carefully into the pudding.
Many people like to add nuts to their Christmas pudding. At least once, raisins should be added. They add a nice flavor to the pudding. You can also sprinkle icing on top. This is how you can have a sweet and delicious pudding for dessert.
To make a homemade Christmas pudding, you need about two cups of dry pudding mix and about four to five tablespoons of shortening. You can use bananas, strawberries, cranberries, or blueberries. You can buy pudding mix in the stores or if you’re not sure what brand you want to buy, you can go online and find the one that you prefer.
You will need to let the pudding mixture cool off before you add any fruit. If you warm it while it’s still warm, the fruit juices won’t stay intact and they may run into the pudding. Also, the longer the pudding sits, the moister it becomes, so be careful to keep it in the fridge.
Start with the pudding mixture. Add the shortening, and stir until it melts. Then add the fruit, and fold in the rest of the ingredients. Pour the pudding into tins, and pop into the oven at 300 degrees until done. Don’t open the oven door until the pudding is done.
Once you have your pudding made, put some Christmas icing on it. The best way to do this is to put the pudding into an airtight container, then draw the container so that the lid is covered with masking tape. You don’t want to see any light shining through the tape. Put this into a plastic bag and freeze it until you are ready to serve it.
Some people like to serve their pudding with a drink. If you’re serving soda, try mixing equal parts of soda and club soda. If you’re serving wine, add about one ounce of white wine to the pudding. This makes the drink taste just as good as it looks.
Here is a tip for those who don’t like the pudding toppings. You can use jelly or lemon wedges instead. These make a better, more subtle topping. They also keep the pudding from melting too much when taken out of the oven.
Another way to jazz up your pudding is to top it with nuts or chocolate bits. This works particularly well if you are serving a mixture of nuts. Nuts add a nice texture to the pudding, and they are also relatively inexpensive.