Christmas puddings have a long cooking time around four hours and are usually cooked by steaming on the stove. For bowls you may use a double-layered foil.
I put greaseproof paper and foil over the top the squish the lid on.
Can you make christmas pudding in a slow cooker. I pre heat the cooker on high pour in boiling water from the kettle to come half way up the pud. Dissolve the butter in the hot water mixture. Do not lift the lid of the slow cooker when cooking as it will slow down the cooking time.
Simmer gently for 5-6 hours topping up the water level as necessary throughout cooking do not allow the pan to dry out. If you like youre Christmas pudding to be darker – Cook for approximately 23 hours. If you like youre Christmas pudding to be light – Cook for approximately 16-23 hours.
There are several reasons to make a Christmas pudding in the Slow Cooker. Pour the slow cookers with hottest tap water about 100 ml 3fl oz cover with the lids and cook over high heat for 5 – 7 hours. Add water to the crockpot until it reaches three-quarter ways up the pudding bowl.
Wrap your cooked pudding. I usually put an old 50c coint or two in centre at bottom of crockpot as a trivet so water can get under the bowl. If you are looking to traditionally steam this christmas pudding then do so for the same amount of time.
It can be left to cook. For example 500gm packets of butter and brown sugar. Top tips for an easy Christmas pudding in a slow cooker.
Spoon the batter into the prepared pudding steamerbowl and smooth the surface then cover with the lid. Dissolve the Bicarbonate of Soda in 250ml 1 Cup cold water. So using a slow cooker means you can avoid a hot and sticky kitchen from a pan boiling away for hours and you also wont need to worry about the water boiling over or dry.
If water does start to run down during cooking replenish with more water. This is one less thing to measure. It is possible to cook Nigellas Ultimate Christmas Pudding from Christmas and on the Nigella website in a slow cooker crockpot.
I have made my christmas pudding in the slow cooker a couple of times with great results. Lift the puddings out from the slow cooker unwrap and place them into the serving plates. Place the lid on the crockpot and turn to high for 1 hour.
Once cooled wrap it twice in cling film and store it in the fridge until Christmas. To reheat on the day. Reduce the heat to the low setting and continue to cook on low for 6 more hours for the larger pudding and for an additional 5 hours for the smaller pudding.
I always cook my Christmas puddings in the slow cooker so ask away. Tia Maria is a great substitute. Where possible buy your ingredients in the same sizes as the recipe requires.
Cover the slow cooker with its lid and put it onto High. To reheat in the slow cooker set the slow cooker to high add water 23s of the way up the pudding bowl heat for 2-3 hours or on LOW 4-6 To reheat in the microwave place the whole pudding on a microwaveable serving plate and heat on high for approximately 5 minutes check it after 3 minutes to see if it is hot. Home brand ingredients are just fine.
Half way through the cooking time top the slow cooker up with boiling water. Put the puddings in the slow cookers. 1 You can do this part on the stove top or in your slow cooker- if doing it in the slow cooker do it on low for about 2 hours 2 3 Place all of the dried fruit sugar butter and water in a saucepan or do it in slow cooker and simmer for 5-10 minutes past the time the butter has melted.
Once cooked remove the pudding from the water and allow it to cool. If you are using a slow cooker cook on high for 4 hours. Preheat the slow cooker for 20 minutes put the pudding in and pour enough water to come to three-quarters of the way up the sides of the pudding basin.
Squeeze the ClemenGold juice into a measuring jug add the brandy if using and fill up to 250ml 1 cup mark with the boiling water. Sift flour salt and spices together in a large mixing bowl. I use plastic bowls the type with the matching plastic lids.
Can you steam a Christmas pudding in the oven. Use pudding bowls with a lip so you can tie the covering securely. I use a usual steamed pudding bowl with lid and grease proof paper as an extra precaution however have never had water get in to the pudI.
Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours subtract 1 hour for the smaller pudding and add 1 hour for the larger pudding you will smell the scent of delicious Christmas pudding when it is ready. Place the steamerbowl into your slow cooker or a large saucepan and carefully add boiling water until it comes halfway up the sides of the steamerbowl. Cook for approximately 7 hours.
Many slow cooker manufacturers have instructions for Christmas puddings in their handbooks and so we would suggest seeing if they have any guidelines as cookers can vary. Can I steam a Christmas pudding in a slow cooker.