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Cookery: Christmas specials

by Deanna Baynes

A FEW years ago, I was given a home-made Christmas pudding. A friend told me to micro­wave it. I did, and, to my horror, sparks shot out, and the pud frizzled to the size of a tanger­ine. I didn’t know that 20p coins, wrapped in greaseproof, were inside it. I now make it in advance, and steam it.

Christmas pudding

3 × 900g (2 lb) pudding basins

225g (8oz) plain ...

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