How to wrap and tie a steamed pudding
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We show you how to wrap and tie a pudding ready to be steamed - the technique works for any basin pudding, such as Christmas or suet.
Points to remember
- Lay a large sheet of baking parchment on top of a sheet of foil.
- Brush the parchment with melted butter to stop it sticking.
- Fold a pleat in the centre of the foil and parchment to give the pudding room to expand as it cooks.
- Tie the foil onto the basin with string; wrap it twice to keep it tight. Use the remaining string to create a handle over the top of the pudding.
- Trim off the excess foil and parchment then tuck it underneath to create a watertight seal.
HOW TO WRAP AND TIE A STEAMED PUDDING
Making a string handle will help you remove the pudding from the pan once it’s cooked.