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Re: Christmas Pudding in Zürich

Tacking this on to an old thread. I am asking this for a Swiss friend - from my Fasnacht clique and really isn't for me...

He was wanting to do a UK style Christmas nosh for friends and was wondering where to get Christmas pudding. I am no longer in Basel - so my best suggestions were Globus and Manor - and britshop.ch. I would be good if anyone can report positive sightings.

I also saw Coop mentioned in this thread - the Letzipark one has a Brit corner so I will look for him in a couple of weeks once the Christmas stuff is more likely to be out.

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Old 20.11.2015, 10:13
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Tacking this on to an old thread. I am asking this for a Swiss friend - from my Fasnacht clique and really isn't for me...

He was wanting to do a UK style Christmas nosh for friends and was wondering where to get Christmas pudding. I am no longer in Basel - so my best suggestions were Globus and Manor - and britshop.ch. I would be good if anyone can report positive sightings.

I also saw Coop mentioned in this thread - the Letzipark one has a Brit corner so I will look for him in a couple of weeks once the Christmas stuff is more likely to be out.

Cheers,
Nick
Why not just tell him to make one - like in your post on this thread?
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Re: Christmas Pudding in Zürich

I certainly sent him my Jamie Oliver recipe. Also told him Sticky Toffee Pudding is a nice alternative and the ingredients are available Migros etc.
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Old 20.11.2015, 15:40
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Re: Christmas Pudding in Zürich

I saw some in Globus a couple of weeks ago.
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Re: Christmas Pudding in Zürich

look in Amazon. Theres alot of offers

http://www.amazon.de/Walkers-Rich-Fr...istmas+pudding
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Re: Christmas Pudding in Zürich

Dthey have lots if English Christmas food in the English bookshop on Bahnhofstrasse. Inc Christmas pudding.
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Old 21.11.2015, 10:31
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Re: Christmas Pudding in Zürich

I cheated and bought one in M&S last weekend but will be making my Delia recipe Christmas cake tomorrow. It is 'stir up Sunday' after all
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Old 21.11.2015, 10:44
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Re: Christmas Pudding in Zürich

Got ours when we were back in the UK in September. Used to make my own, but I keep forgetting to get the ingredients to make them on UK visits lately.
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Re: Christmas Pudding in Zürich

Most of the commercial Christmas puddings are a disaster: I still remember the Harrod's pudding, it was awful!

Make your own puddings now. All big Swiss supermarkets sell all the ingedients needed except for the suet fat. Use ordinary Swiss cooking butter in place of suet, it has a better flavour too, & can be given to vegetarians.

Buy a 1 or 2 liter glass pyrex basin. Instead of steaming the puddings, cover the bowls well and bake them in an oven at 100 deg. Add alcohol after cooking, I added too much alcohol before cooking, & achieved a sloppy pudding! I suppose steaming was done at a time when oven thermostats were unreliable. If you cover the bowls with baking paper, and tie them tightly, or weight the paper down with a plate, they will cook very well. Yes it will be 6 hours in an oven, just turn the central heating down and recover the warmth. On the big day, you can microwave the portions, or bake them again at 100 degrees for 30 minutes

several recipes, http://www.deliaonline.com/search.ht...dding&x=1&y=10
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I made 3 x 1 Kg ones in August and have been lovingly feeding them a slug of brandy every two weeks to keep moist. My old Mum gave me a recipe my Great Grandmother used to use.
If you buy them ready made, keep the container and you can use them again and again.
Wow, Could you share the recipe too.

My friends are coming to my place this weekend so I just want to surprise them by making something new sweet dish.
Eagerly waiting for your response.
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Old 26.11.2015, 12:18
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Wow, Could you share the recipe too.

My friends are coming to my place this weekend so I just want to surprise them by making something new sweet dish.
Eagerly waiting for your response.
They really do improve with keeping for a few weeks/months before the final steaming.

Two days isn't really enough, and, more importantly, Christmas pudding is a bit of an acquired taste.

But, if you want to serve a steamed pudding, how about a sticky-toffee or treacle-sponge pudding or spotted dick?



You'll have to use butter or similar instead of the suet as that's another of those basic ingredients you can't get here easily.
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Re: Christmas Pudding in Zürich

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They really do improve with keeping for a few weeks/months before the final steaming.

Two days isn't really enough, and, more importantly, Christmas pudding is a bit of an acquired taste.

But, if you want to serve a steamed pudding, how about a sticky-toffee or treacle-sponge pudding or spotted dick?



You'll have to use butter or similar instead of the suet as that's another of those basic ingredients you can't get here easily.
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The oldest jokes are the best, eh?
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Re: Christmas Pudding in Zürich

After giving up with store bought puds I now use a "Good Housekeeping" recipe and steam them in a pressure cooker. Much less hassle and quicker than conventional steaming.
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Indeed, smear with hot custard and get it down.
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