How to steam a pudding

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