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Christmas pudding
does anyone actually eat it?!

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#1 chookpea

Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:03 AM

DH was given one as a gift from work.  

Do people actually eat it?  What do you eat it with?  It's so heavy and dense I'd imagine  you would eat it with heavy cream on a cold night...??

It expires in 2015.  I would love to know how it can last that long! sick.gif

#2 Nanaimo Girl

Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:12 AM

Custard, cream and icecream go pretty well with it.

I'm not a big fan of the typical plum pudding. I much prefer the chocolate ones, and this year we are trying the Coles salted caramel one.

#3 Chaos in stereo

Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:12 AM

OMG, yes! Heat and serve with custard - it's delicious!

#4 Therese

Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:15 AM

QUOTE (Chaos in stereo @ 22/12/2012, 10:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OMG, yes! Heat and serve with custard - it's delicious!

Exactly like this. Yum!

#5 BlondieUK

Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:19 AM

They last so long because it's basically dried fruit and alcohol, with some eggs and wheat holding it all together original.gif

(plus preservatives, I guess!)

My Nan used to make next year's Xmas pudding on Boxing Day.............

#6 Tarantara

Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:27 AM

Christmas pudding is great. My grandmother would make two in September - one for Christmas, one for my grandfathers birthday next September. You cut a super thin slice and serve with whatever you think tastes good. Whipped cream, custard, or my personal favourite, brandy butter, which also tastes excellent with pancakes.

#7 Froyo

Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:29 AM

I love Christmas pud. Serve hot with brandy custard and cream biggrin.gif

#8 Feral timtam

Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:53 AM

I'd hate to think what alternative plans might be in place for the six I've been asked to make this year.

In our family they are steamed and served with home-made custard, whipped cream, ice cream and occasionally brandy butter if somebody can be persuaded to make it.

#9 Tigerdog

Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:59 AM

I heat mine and put butter on it (I sometimes like a bit of something else with my butter biggrin.gif ).

#10 FiveAus

Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:02 AM

Yep, steamed with custard, cream and /or ice cream. Wouldn't be Christmas without the traditional pudding. And we've even been known to eat it for breakfast on Boxing Day (sometimes a bit of pav sneaks into the cereal bowl too).

#11 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:08 AM

QUOTE (Jillian_10 @ 22/12/2012, 10:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Christmas pudding is great. My grandmother would make two in September - one for Christmas, one for my grandfathers birthday next September. You cut a super thin slice and serve with whatever you think tastes good. Whipped cream, custard, or my personal favourite, brandy butter, which also tastes excellent with pancakes.

Not in our house! Thick wedges with an ocean of brandy custard. Mum makes three every year (one each for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year) to Grandma's recipe in about September and does her traditional panic as to whether they will be up to scratch. Of course they always are.

#12 TopsyTurvy

Posted 22 December 2012 - 11:14 AM

I love Christmas pudding.

Mainly as a vessel for my dad's brandy sauce though. ph34r.gif you should definitely not drive after consumption though Tounge1.gif

Yum served with dads brandy sauce, cream AND icecream!!

#13 bakesgirls

Posted 22 December 2012 - 11:25 AM

I love love love Xmas pudding. So much in fact, that I make either a steamed or a boiled pudding every year- it depends on which one I feel like, and I always make it big.

No thin slices here. A big chunk gets cut. Hot pudding and cold custard is the best original.gif


Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:26 AM

I don't eat it, but most of my family do. Usually with custard.

#15 Cath-In-SA

Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:07 PM

We get Lions Christmas Cake, which isn't the same but close enough.

Mostly we are too stuffed to eat it on Christmas Day (what's left of it by then anyway  wink.gif ) but it does get eaten.

I prefer mine with warm custard, which I make from my grandma's recipe.

#16 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:22 AM

I LOVE CHristmas pudding, with loads of cream. Am going to make my own next year.

#17 Etcetera

Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:56 PM

Yum! I like it with custard - warm, not cold.

I hate Christmas cake though. My grandfather ate it with cheese!

#18 Frau Farbissina

Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:43 PM

Oh I love a good Christmas pudding with a big dollop of custard! And yes it has to be warm. and if it's doused in some brandy, even better!

My grandmother used to make them with a dollar coin in each slice.

#19 Kiki M

Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:24 PM

In our family no one under the age of 40 will touch it. It's like a generational line has been drawn for pudding-eaters and non-pudding eaters. So we always have two desserts, one for the old people and one for the young-uns  original.gif

#20 ComradeBob

Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:01 PM

I do quite happily in Ireland, but I couldn't imagine it in Sydney heat  blink.gif

My best advice would very to keep it till next winter and have a Christmas in July type meal where you will appreciate it much more  laugh.gif

Oh, and brandy butter is All The Good Things on Christmas pud wub.gif

#21 #YKG

Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

I hate pudding but at work we got given a chocolate one from a rep. It was so moist and good, we all thought it was the normal fruit one but nope was so good.

#22 Sancti-mummy

Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:16 PM

On the subject, I got given one but it is sans cloth - how do I heat it?

#23 katbalou

Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

QUOTE (Kiki M @ 24/12/2012, 02:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In our family no one under the age of 40 will touch it. It's like a generational line has been drawn for pudding-eaters and non-pudding eaters. So we always have two desserts, one for the old people and one for the young-uns  original.gif

Way to may someone feel old, lol.  I love Christmas pud, and so do my kids.  We made our own last week, as we do every year.  We will enjoy it with custard and icecream..  My DH is not a fan however.

#24 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

QUOTE (suziej @ 24/12/2012, 04:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
On the subject, I got given one but it is sans cloth - how do I heat it?

I just microwave slices!

I LOVE Christmas pudding and bought one this year, but we have to finish the trifle first wink.gif

We eat pudding with custard (pudding hot, custard cold).

We eat Christmas cake with butter on it original.gif

#25 skylark

Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:54 PM

I used to hate it, but have grown to love it over the years (ditto fruitcake). I love a really moist christmas pud, we got a Heston one from Coles this year, steamed it for 3 hours as per the instructions, and it was incredible. My husband even said it was better than his mum's (which is a huge call for him to make). It had a whole candied orange inside, so yummy!

eta: we had ours with whipped cream and vanilla bean custard. I don't personally like brandy butter, but that is the traditional accompaniment. At my in-laws place they put brandy butter, custard, whipped cream and ice-cream all on the pudding at the same time, I can't deal with that!

Edited by skylark, 26 December 2012 - 03:56 PM.

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