How long to microwave a 900g Christmas pudding?

In this article, we will answer the question “How long to microwave a 900g Christmas pudding?”, and how to make Christmas pudding in the microwave?

How long to microwave a 900g Christmas pudding?

The Christmas needs to be microwaved for 1 minute per 200g and steamed for 20 minutes per 200g. This means that a 900g Christmas pudding will need to be microwaved for 4 and a ½ minutes. 

How to reheat steamed pudding?

Pudding can be reheated the same way as you steamed it. If you find that time-consuming, you can try the oven method or microwave method for reheating your Christmas pudding. More on this in the article below.

Microwave method 

Preparation: Remove the foil and parchment paper and loosely cover the pudding with cling film that will allow the steam to escape.

Method: Place the pudding in the microwave and shut the door.

Temperature: Set the microwave to full power (800w).

Time: Microwave for 3 minutes then allow to rest for 2 minutes. Cook each mini pudding for 1 minute and allow to rest for 1 minute.  

Serving: Remove the pudding from the microwave. Remove the parchment paper and cling film from the pudding. Loosen the edges of the pudding by running a sharp and warm knife around the inside edge of the basin. 

Cover the pudding basin with a warm plate. Then invert the pudding basin onto the plate, letting the pudding slide onto the plate. Keep warm until serving. 

Hob method 

Preparation: Remove the foil to make sure the pudding is in good condition. Then replace the old parchment paper with a new one. Cover the pudding with the foil again. 

Method: In a large pot, place an upturned saucer, a piece of crumpled foil, or a trivet set. Then place the pudding basin over it. This will elevate the basin. Fill the pot with water such that it covers the pot halfway up the pudding basin. 

Temperature: Set the hob control for gentle simmering.

Time: Cover the pot with a lid and simmer the pudding for 60 minutes. Simmer the mini puddings for 30 minutes. Top up more water if needed during the cooking process.

Serving: Lift the pudding basin from the pot of boiling water. Remove the foil and parchment paper. Loosen the edges of the pudding by running a warm knife around the inside edges of the basin. 

Cover the pudding basin with a warm plate. Then invert the pudding basin onto the plate, letting the pudding slide onto the plate. Keep warm until serving. 

Oven method 

Preparation: Remove the foil and check to see if the pudding is alright. Then replace the old parchment paper with a fresh one. Make sure the pudding basin is wrapped with foil on the rim. 

Method: Place the pudding basin at the bottom of a deep oven dish. Fill the oven dish with water such that it comes halfway up the pudding basin.

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

Time: If the oven dish does not have a lid, wrap it with foil. Bake in the preheated oven for about an hour. Top up more water during baking if necessary. Bake mini pudding for 30 minutes.

Serving: Lift the pudding basin from the oven dish of hot water. Remove the foil and parchment paper. Loosen the edges of the pudding by running a warm knife around the inside edges of the basin. 

Cover the pudding basin with a warm plate. Then invert the pudding basin onto the plate, letting the pudding slide onto the plate. Keep warm until serving. 

Microwave Christmas pudding recipe

Ingredients 

  • 1 x 500g bag mixed dried fruit
  • 1 x 330ml bottle orange juice
  • 3 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 75g plain flour
  • 100g suet (normal or vegetarian)
  • 100g dark brown soft sugar
  • 50g breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp medium sweet sherry
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • icing sugar, for dusting

Instructions 

  1. In a saucepan, pout the orange juice and dump in the dried fruits. Simmer on low until the dried fruit has plumped up and absorbed almost all of the orange juice.
  1. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients mentioned in the recipe except the icing sugar. Then stir in the dried fruit mixture.
  1. Pack the pudding mixture in a lightly greased and parchment-lined, 2-liter glass (microwave-proof) bowl. Put a microwave-safe lid on the bowl.
  1. Microwave at 600W for 10 minutes. Le the pudding stand for 10 minutes before flipping it onto the serving plate. 
  1. Sprinkle icing sugar on top of the pudding and serve with brandy butter, rum sauce, or Chantilly cream.

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Conclusion

In this article, we answered the question “How long to microwave a 900g Christmas pudding?”, and how to make Christmas pudding in the microwave?

References

https://www.thepuddingshop.co.uk/traditional-xmas/21-traditional-christmas-pudding-900g.html
https://www.dovesfarm.co.uk/how-to-cook-a-christmas-pudding
https://www.sainsburysmagazine.co.uk/recipes/desserts/cheat-s-microwave-christmas-pudding