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Russian Photos
16-12-2013, 22:00
A question specifically for the Brits. Anyone ever seen traditional Christmas pudding for sale in Moscow? Not one of those French/German/Swiss/Austrian cakes that Stokmann’s always have, but a trad Brit. plum pudding. I’ve looked in the past and failed, and even made my own from the raw ingredients, but that’s a right pain. So anyone seen one this year?

Thanks….

Benedikt
16-12-2013, 22:15
A question specifically for the Brits. Anyone ever seen traditional Christmas pudding for sale in Moscow? Not one of those French/German/Swiss/Austrian cakes that Stokmann’s always have, but a trad Brit. plum pudding. I’ve looked in the past and failed, and even made my own from the raw ingredients, but that’s a right pain. So anyone seen one this year?

Thanks….


as simple as that....

Russian Photos
18-12-2013, 12:59
I guess you're right, although it's a bit chicken/egg. I don't think they've ever been here, so without stocks it's impossible to know whether they'd sell or not.

penka
18-12-2013, 13:13
No. Nyet. Nema.

I love the Christmas pud and looked for it, browsing the net. It doesn't seem they sell it in Moscow. Or Russia.

AstarD
18-12-2013, 17:03
Christmas pudding sounds very similar to fruit cake. Why don't you make your own?

penka
18-12-2013, 17:13
Christmas pudding sounds very similar to fruit cake. Why don't you make your own?

Astar, you've seen the list of ingredients and the method?...

As for the similarity, have you ever tried the Italian Christmas cake with fruit? VERY nice. They sell it in Moscow. NOT THE SAME AS THE BRIT CHRISTMAS PUD.

AstarD
18-12-2013, 17:24
I know some people get all worked up about making it months in advance so it has plenty of time to soak up the booze, but you can use dried fruits soaked in cognac and kumquats for the candied peel.

penka
18-12-2013, 17:46
I know some people get all worked up about making it months in advance so it has plenty of time to soak up the booze, but you can use dried fruits soaked in cognac and kumquats for the candied peel.

Mm. One friend's mother made massive quantities one year in advance, bless her.

It's really massive slaving....

Russian Photos
20-12-2013, 22:39
Christmas pudding sounds very similar to fruit cake. Why don't you make your own?

I've done that a couple of times, but it's a real pain. Takes forever. And finding the ingredients in Moscow takes longer than eternity and means traveling all over to multiple markets and shops. It shouldn't be hard, but it is, really.

annasophia
23-12-2013, 16:12
A question specifically for the Brits. Anyone ever seen traditional Christmas pudding for sale in Moscow? Not one of those French/German/Swiss/Austrian cakes that Stokmann’s always have, but a trad Brit. plum pudding. I’ve looked in the past and failed, and even made my own from the raw ingredients, but that’s a right pain. So anyone seen one this year?

Thanks….

I'm American but I know exactly what a Christmas pudding is. Never saw one in Moscow, not once not anywhere. None.

I think you cannot get this in Russia anywhere. So you can relax now, have a nice vodka, and give up the hunt.

Periwinkle
23-12-2013, 18:13
Globus gourmet has them.

penka
23-12-2013, 18:29
Globus gourmet has them.

Have you seen them?????

robertmf
23-12-2013, 18:42
Have you seen them????? WHERE????

Globus Gourmet (http://globusgurme.ru/index.php) website.

..umm.. maybe they can get you a live lobster ?

robertmf
23-12-2013, 18:44
I'm American but I know exactly what a Christmas pudding is.

Is it the same idea as a fruit cake :question:

Periwinkle
23-12-2013, 18:50
Have you seen them????? WHERE????

They had two varieties, just look, I was not looking for them and saw them. It says Christmas pudding, one had toffee flavour.

Alan65
23-12-2013, 19:10
Marks and Spencer?

penka
23-12-2013, 19:16
Globus Gourmet (http://globusgurme.ru/index.php) website.

..umm.. maybe they can get you a live lobster ?



shut up shut up shut up

PS Lobster is at Dorogomilovsky rynok...... (Im making eyes at you now, by the way:)

penka
23-12-2013, 19:18
They had two varieties, just look, I was not looking for them and saw them. It says Christmas pudding, one had toffee flavour.

Toffee flavour? Sounds like the worst perversity.....

robertmf
23-12-2013, 19:40
shut up shut up shut up

PS Lobster is at Dorogomilovsky rynok...... (Im making eyes at you now, by the way:)


What kind of "eyes" :question:



:nut:

penka
23-12-2013, 20:05
What kind of "eyes" :question:



:nut:

Mine are very blue and very pretty:)

tonytony
24-12-2013, 00:35
Is it the same idea as a fruit cake :question:


Similar ingredients, but instead of baking it in an oven, it is steamed. The process can be speeded up by steaming it in a pressure cooker.

I used a mixture of the following two recipes this year to create my own recipe:-

http://www.edinburghfoody.com/2013/10/08/christmas-pudding-recipe/

http://www.britishlarder.co.uk/festive-christmas-pudding

penka
24-12-2013, 00:52
Similar ingredients, but instead of baking it in an oven, it is steamed. The process can be speeded up by steaming it in a pressure cooker.

I used a mixture of the following two recipes this year to create my own recipe:-

http://www.edinburghfoody.com/2013/10/08/christmas-pudding-recipe/

http://www.britishlarder.co.uk/festive-christmas-pudding

Tony, you serve yours flambé, with the rum butter or au naturel?

TolkoRaz
24-12-2013, 00:58
Mine are very blue and very pretty:)

I bet they are! ;)

robertmf
24-12-2013, 04:25
Similar ingredients, but instead of baking it in an oven, it is steamed.


Is it like spotted dick (http://www.saveur.com/article/kitchen/full-steam-ahead) :question:

:Loco:

penka
24-12-2013, 12:40
Is it like spotted dick (http://www.saveur.com/article/kitchen/full-steam-ahead) :question:

:Loco:

It's much more potent.