How to reheat Christmas pudding?

In this article, we will answer the question “How to reheat Christmas pudding?”, and how to make store-bought pudding?

How to reheat Christmas 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 it 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. 

How long does it take 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. 

Can I steam Christmas pudding in two sessions?

Yes, you can steam Christmas pudding in two sessions. After the first steaming session that lasts about 4-5 hours, store the pudding in the fridge for 3 months or in the freezer for up to a year. Before serving, steam the pudding again until piping hot all the way through. 

Cheat’s Christmas pudding recipe 

Ingredients 

  • 1-1 1/2g good-quality bought Christmas pudding
  • 120ml (6 tbsp) rum or brandy
  • 600ml bought fresh custard
  • 300ml thickened cream, lightly whipped

Instructions 

  1. Remove the lid from the pudding the night before Christmas and stir in 4 tbsp of rum or brandy. Leave it overnight.
  2. The next day, cook the pudding as per the package instructions. 
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the custard, cream, and remaining rum or brandy.
  4. Drizzle the prepared brandy butter over the pudding. Serve and enjoy.

Other FAQs about Pudding that you may be interested in.

Do you eat Christmas pudding with custard?

Can you eat Christmas pudding raw?

Can you eat Christmas pudding when breastfeeding?

What to serve with Christmas pudding?

Conclusion 

In this article, we answered the question “How to reheat Christmas pudding?”, and how to make store-bought pudding?

References 

https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/cheats-christmas-pudding/d923b3ef-1a51-41d8-847a-43f2a1bdd090
https://www.dovesfarm.co.uk/recipes/reheating-a-christmas-pudding
https://www.cooksinfo.com/christmas-pudding
https://www.thepuddingshop.co.uk/traditional-xmas/21-traditional-christmas-pudding-900g.html