How to Wrap a Pudding for Steaming
Knowing how to wrap a pudding for steaming properly will prevent them going soggy during the steaming process. Although a proper pudding dish with a sealable lid is preferable, the following ‘how to’ shows you the make-shift way.
1- Use aluminium foil instead of greaseproof. Lay a sheet of aluminium foil over a sheet of greaseproof paper (these need to be large enough to wrap generously around the bowl that’s holding your pudding mix).
2- Fold a pleat. Pick up both together and fold a vertical pleat down the centre to allow for the pudding to rise. The greaseproof paper should be underneath.
3- Place over top of open bowl. Place the paper ad foil combo over the top of the bowl, positioning the pleat down the centre of the mouth of the bowl.
4- Tie the pudding tightly around the rim with a long piece of string.
5- Trim any extra foil, paper and string. Fold the excess paper and foil underneath itself.
It might be a good idea to make a handle so it’s easier to remove the hot pudding bowl from the steamer: Pass the extra string over the top of the pudding bowl and tie it under the string on the other side of the bowl to make the handle.