How to Cover Steamed Puddings

When making your own steamed puddings for seasonal occasions such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc., they require covering as part of ensuring a successful steaming process. This article describes a method to cover steamed puddings in readiness for the steaming process.

Steps

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    Place the pudding in its basin on a shelf for working with. Hopefully you have cooked your pudding in a proper pudding basin, the type that has a lip.
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    Cut or tear a piece of aluminium foil that is about 5 centimeter (2.0 in) larger than the circumference of the top of the basin.
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    Fold a pleat across the sheet of foil.
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    Cover the basin with the sheet of foil. Tuck in under the base of the basin.
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    Measure enough string to go around the basin and be tied. Cut the string. Tie it around the basin so that it sits just under the basin lip. Be sure to tie tightly.
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    Cut another piece of string about 40 centimeter (15.7 in) in length. Fold this in half. Attach this string at opposite ends of the basin to make a handle. This will be for lifting the pudding basin out of the saucepan.
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    Place the covered pudding basin into the saucepan for steaming. Follow the recipe instructions until steamed adequately (usually several hours). Use the string handle to remove the pudding basin from the saucepan.

Things You'll Need

  • Aluminium foil (also known as aluminum foil)
  • String/twine
  • Scissors

Article Info

Categories: Christmas Cooking | Puddings