How to re-heat a Christmas pudding

Not sure how to re-heat your Christmas pudding? Look no further! Sponsored by Doves Farm, here are three easy methods – microwave, hob or oven.

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Christmas puddings are usually made many months in advance and have a second cooking before serving. Choose your preferred method to do this, in the microwave, on the hob or in the oven from the guide below.


Microwave method

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Preparation

  1. Remove the kitchen foil, check the pudding is in good condition and replace the parchment layer.
  2. Cover the pudding loosely with cling film, which will allow steam to escape.

Method

Put the pudding(s) into the microwave and close the door.

Temperature

Turn the microwave to full power (800w).

Time

Cook for 3 minutes then leave to stand for 2 minutes.

Serving

  1. Remove the pudding dish(s) from the microwave.
  2. Remove the cling film and parchment paper.
  3. Run a warm knife around the inside edge of the bowl.
  4. Put a warm plate on top of the pudding basin, carefully invert the pudding and let it slide onto the plate. Keep warm until serving.

Hob method

Preparation

  1. Remove the kitchen foil, check the pudding is in good condition and replace the parchment layer.
  2. Re-cover the pudding dish with kitchen foil, tucking it in well at the outer rim.

Method

Stand the pudding(s) in the bottom of a large pan and add boiling water until it comes half way up the pudding dishes.

Temperature

Set the hob control for gentle simmering.

Time

  1. Put the lid on the pan and simmer gently for 60 minutes. For mini puddings, simmer gently for 30 minutes.
  2. Check the hot water halfway and refill if needed.

Serving

  1. Carefully remove the pudding dish(s) from the saucepan of hot water.
  2. Remove the kitchen foil and parchment paper.
  3. Run a warm knife around the inside edge of the bowl.
  4. Put a warm plate on top of the pudding basin, carefully invert the pudding and let it slide onto the plate. Keep warm until serving.

Oven method

Preparation

  1. Remove the kitchen foil, check the pudding is in good condition and replace the parchment layer.
  2. Re-cover the pudding dish with kitchen foil, tucking it in well at the outer rim.

Method

Stand the pudding(s) in the bottom of a deep oven dish and add boiling water until it comes half way up the pudding dishes.

Temperature

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C, Fan 160°C, 350°F, Gas 4.

Time

  1. Cover the oven dish with a lid or kitchen foil and bake in the hot oven for 60 minutes (or 30 minutes for mini puddings).
  2. Check the hot water halfway and refill if needed.

Serving

  1. Carefully remove the pudding dish(s) from the dish of hot water.
  2. Remove the kitchen foil and parchment paper.
  3. Run a warm knife around the inside edge of the bowl.
  4. Put a warm plate on top of the pudding basin, carefully invert the pudding and let it slide onto the plate. Keep warm until serving.

For more advice and recipes head to the Doves Farm website.

Last updated 5 months ago

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