How to steam a pudding

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  • Learn how to steam a pudding with our step-by-step video, which shows how to line a pudding basin, how to create a pleat and tie it securely before steaming it in a large pan.

    It’s simple when you know how. Use this method for any of our steamed pudding recipes or your Christmas pudding when the time comes!

    What you will need

    • Your steamed pudding mixture ready in a pudding basin
    • A sheet of baking paper that’s larger than the pudding basin rim
    • A knob of butter, for greasing
    • A sheet of foil
    • Kitchen string
    • A large pan with a lid
    • A trivet set, an upturned saucer or a roll of scrunched foil – anything to keep the pudding basin off the base of the pan