Saturday, December 24, 2011

Langham Christmas Pudding


Christmas is nearly upon us, so if you have not made your Christmas pudding yet, you may be well advised to buy one, as a  new born pudding will not have time to mature and become all boozy and rich in time for this year.  I was organised enough to make my pudding over the Melbourne Cup weekend back in November, so it had over 2 months for the flavours to meld.

Every year, I choose a different pudding recipe.  After a disastrous brush with a recipe out of a newspaper that was plain wrong (but luckily had very little precious fruit in it, so little was wasted),   I decided to try my hand at The Langham Hotel Christmas pudding, made by a few bloggers at an event last year.  You can find the recipe online here.  

Unfortunately my pudding stuck to the top of the steamer a little, hence its rough-hewn top.  However, this does not affect flavour, and no-one will ever know the difference when it is cut up into bits.

Whilst this pudding tastes good (I have cut it up into pieces for my Christmas boxes), I found it to be a little crumbly, and should be stored in the fridge to make it easier to cut (if not re-heating the whole pudding at once).  It is definitely not my favourite Christmas pudding recipe - that title is still held by Nigella Lawson's Non-Conformist Christmas Pudding, the recipe for which can be found online here

How are your Christmas preparations coming along?

7 comments:

Johanna GGG said...

My pudding is at my mum's - I can never get it to come off the cloth properly - a little circle of baking paper at the bottom of the steaming basin can help stop sticking (you probably know that I guess) - I think my christmas cake was more successful. I have seen some christmas puddings with carrot and would like to try those - have a great christmas

Gloria said...

Dear Cakelaw this look amazing:)have a happy Christmas:)

Elaine said...

Sorry this wasn't your favorite. I have made steamed puddings before, but not a boozy one. I had no idea you have to make them so far in advance. Will have to remember that for next year. I am going to have to remember Nigella Lawson's pudding. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

We have a lot of puddings here-mainly because my family doesn't like them but my husband does so he becomes the recipient of the puddings! :P

yummychunklet said...

Kudos for making something so dried fruit laden. Happy holidays!

Lauren said...

I love Christmas pudding, but I haven't tried Nigella's recipe. The one I usually use is Delia's. All I had to do this year for Christmas was wrap some presents since we're visiting my parents in Oklahoma City. They're doing everything and all I have to do is relax and enjoy! :-) Merry Christmas!

jillbert said...

I didn't have time to fit in much Christmas baking. I love the idea of something that is made so far in advance! Maybe I need to start a Christmas Pudding tradition. Hope you had a great Christmas, and all the best for 2012!