Fruity Christmas Pudding
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a fruity festive pud to finish the meal, and this simple recipe couldn’t be easier. Simply whip up the ingredients on Christmas eve and steam on the day. It’s really important to cook desserts containing dried fruit to temperature, because if overcooked it will taste bitter. Cook your Christmas pudding to 71°C to make it one to remember.
According to experts, the secret to Christmas pudding perfection is to heat it to precisely 71°C. If it gets hotter than 89°C the sugar within the fruits in the pudding start to caramelise and no matter how luxurious its ingredients, your precious pud will taste bitter.