Cookery: Scrumptious Christmas puddings
So let’s get into the festive spirit by stirring up a gorgeous pudding – it will have matured wonderfully by the big day. Plus, we have gluten-free and vegan versions and three other recipes to try!
STORING AND SERVING TRADITIONAL PUDDINGS TO STORE: Cover tightly with fresh baking parchment and foil. Keep in a cool, dark place for up to 3 months.
TO SERVE: Reheat by steaming for 1 hour. Upturn pudding on to a serving dish. Remove lining paper and top with holly. TO FLAME the PUDDING: Warm 2tbsp of brandy in a ladle over a gas flame or microwave in a suitable container on high for 20 seconds. Pour over the pudding and light with a match, standing well back.