Good morning, everyone. It's a cold and frosty start to the day and I was glad to get back inside after taking the Christmas Pudding to the freezer! Maybe that means another sunny day like yesterday which was gorgeous here. Very cheering!
Well, Stir Up Sunday lived up to its name here. I'd set the fruit to soak in Cointreau (not so fond of brandy or rum) on Saturday and I got all the other ingredients together because that's what one is supposed to do, not that I usually follow that rule.
After our gourmet lunch of beans on toast, Beth and I did the necessary and here they are, steaming happily. This was the bit I was most worried about as I've not steamed a pud before although I am very familiar with steaming veg. I was reassured by a Good Housekeeping online article that said it's actually very hard to over cook a steamed pud.
I had difficulty finding pans that were tall enough. In the end the larger pud went in the Instant Pot bowl and three little ones fitted nicely in my everyday steamer. something I bought for a fiver ages and ages ago in Matalan and have used regularly since.
And here are the little puds cooled and out of their containers.
Anyway - after that attempt at self-justification - it will be really nice to see Leonie again and to learn about the new features and so on.