All done now, the fruit soaked in alcohol for a week or 5 days, covered in the fridge and then I mixed the rest of the ingredients and steamed the puddings.
The recipe was shown in my post of a few days ago on 31st October.
Last year's large pudding basin had disappeared - assumed broken- so we bought a new one in Waitrose, it's a pretty one, JJ chose it and got it free with his my- wr tokens.
Then I recalled my annual wrangle and problems with make-shift trivets in the base of the pan, countless ''old'' plated have been broken over the years, cookie cutters have rusted etc etc.
So a new trivet it was and off we went steaming the large one, I had to increase the 4 hours to 6 hours because it was still too fluid and soft after 4. Even after 6 it wasn;t ''solidly firm'' but quite springy, hope it will be OK.
All mixed up: then fold and knot and seal for steaming:
The little one waited but is now also steaming away.
When the steaming had finished you redo the paper and foil cover with string and let it rest in a dark cool place for a few weeks or months.
Hello and welcome to my homely world in a small Oxfordshire town in 2013.I am a full- time working mum.
Very proud of 2 gorgeous girls , a fabulous if very stubborn wire haired standard dachshund bitch and her daughter : the daughter takes after her dad so they are very different; a wonderful( well 99% of the time anyway) and long suffering husband.
This is to be my diary of events for a creative crafting sort of person with all the happenings that occur in this day and age in English family life.I am very much learning as I go along, my eldest is my first at all the things that occur in a young person's life as it's all very different from when I was a little girl and I did not grow up in England.
Totally obsessed with textiles and the making of things- anything!
My passion is to make things with yarn or fabric or thread : any textile crafts or beads too.