...but the Christmas puddings are all done now, sweetie~pies :-)
It doesn't look like much at the moment, does it my loves? But it smelt wonderful with the spices and alcohol before it even started cooking. I always mix the pudding ingredients in my preserving pan as my largest mixing bowl isn't man enough for the job. This year was a close call for the preserving pan, though, as I made double what I usually do!
Seven of the eight pudding awaiting their turn to be steamed. Four were for friends/neighbours, three for family and one for us :-)
My old steamer, teamed with my Grandma's even older saucepan. Hours and hours of steaming ensued ~ the biggest puddings took 7 hours, the smaller ones 6 and the smallest one of all took 5 hours. The house was filled with the most glorious aroma whilst all that steaming was going on!
The first pudding (for a friend), gently steaming away on top of the hob :-) The recipe for The Larkin Family Christmas Pudding is here.
Matty and Nikki were totally oblivious to all the kitchen activity, much preferring to have a snooze LOL