This mixture can be steamed instead of boiled. Fill into a well-greased pudding bowl to within 5cm of top. Cover securely with 2 layers of greased greaseproof paper and one of sheet of foil. Secure firmly with string. Place in steamer or large saucepan with sufficient boiling water to come halfway up basin. Water should boil gently, yet steadily; replenish with more boiling water when necessary. The lid of steamer or saucepan should fit securely. Re-steam 2 hours on day of serving.
See our How to steam Christmas pudding guide to get step-by-step instructions for steaming your pudding to perfection.
Altered ingredient amounts. That sounds great! but...Is there anything I can use instead of rum? - 15 Nov 2010
@MJNabz - I use Sweet Sherry instead of rum, and everyone seems to like it better. You can also use Dry Sherry. - 17 Dec 2017 (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)