by | Dec 24, 2015 | Advent Blog, Blog Posts


One of my last jobs is preparing the Christmas Pudding. You might be wondering if this has any relation to a small-ish house.

To Make or Buy?

My mum used to spend hours preparing and steaming her pudding.

It always seemed risky too as the basin had to be completely sealed up with foil and string to prevent the steam getting in. It needed steaming for so many hours that she had to keep topping up the water.

This also needed a really big pan or pressure cooker to sit the pudding basin in.

Eventually she gave up on this palaver and bought her puddings – so for a long time I did the same when I had my own house.

Dietary Considerations Made me Change

I have a slight wheat intolerance so I looked for a wheat free recipe. Now I make my own which is actually a really easy recipe, quick to cook and doesn’t leaving your stomach feeling like you swallowed a lump of lead.

Smaller Quantities and Less Energy

Not only is the receipt more suited to my tricky digestive process but it’s even the perfect recipe for a small home.
It can easy be cooked in little plastic basins in the microwave. It also uses far less energy to cook.

So even making a Christmas pudding can be adapted to work in a small space.


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