FAQ's

When will I receive my order?

We will ensure you receive your order as safely and quickly as possible. We aim to dispatch your order within 1-2 working days, if your item is for an address outside the Express Post network (check post code here) Australia Post will use the fastest possible transport links, but it won't be covered by their "Next Day Guarantee".

PLEASE NOTE:

  • To avoid disappointment in receiving your order before Christmas we suggest that you place your order by Friday the 16th December 2016.
  • Please ensure your details are correct at the time of ordering.
  • Australia Post does not deliver on weekends or public holidays.
  • Unfortunately we cannot foresee circumstances such as theft or damage whilst in transit.
  • We rely on Australia Post to provide delivery services so we cannot guarantee delivery times. If your order doesn't arrive within the given time frame, please inform us at grandma@grandmaspuddings.com.au

How many servings are in each pudding?

  • 125g single serve
  • 200g serves 2
  • 375g serves 3
  • 500g serves 4
  • 1kg serves 6-8
  • 2kg serves 12-16
  • 3kg serves 18-24

How do I store my delicious Traditional Plum Pudding?

Our puddings are vacuum sealed and can be stored in a cool dry cupboard until the best before date (usually up to one year). To store your traditional plum pudding for longer, we recommend that you place it in the deep freeze. Ensure that you thoroughly defrost the pudding completely before heating.

Do I need to prepare my pudding in any way?

Absolutely not! All our puddings are fully cooked, you just need to heat and serve.

How do I heat my Traditional Plum Pudding?

Preferred Method

Place a heatproof saucer in the base of a saucepan. Fill one-third of the saucepan with boiling water and bring to a simmer. Remove the pudding from its outer packaging (box or fabric) and lower the vacuum sealed pudding onto the saucer in saucepan. Add enough boiling water to reach two-thirds of the way up the pudding. Simmer, covered, over low heat for approx 30 mins per 500g. Ensure that the water does not dry out. Open onto a serving plate with care, as the pudding will be hot.

Alternative Methods

Steamer: Remove the pudding from its outer packaging (box or fabric) and place the vacuum sealed pudding in the top of the steamer over boiling water. Steam for approx 30 mins per 500g

Microwave (by serving): Remove pudding from all packaging and cut it into serving sizes (approx. 125g), and heat it slice by slice. The pudding can heat quickly in the microwave so start with 30 seconds per serving as you don’t want to ‘pop’ all the fruit by heating too long.

Microwave (whole pudding): We do not recommend heating the whole pudding in the microwave, however, we have found that some people have chosen to heat their pudding this way by making a couple of holes in the vacuum seal bag. Placing the pudding into the microwave on MEDIUM (50% power) for approx.1 minute per 500gms.

Slow Cooker: Set slow cooker to HIGH, remove the pudding from its outer packaging (box or fabric) and place the vacuum sealed pudding into the slow cooker, add enough boiling water to reach two-thirds of the way up the pudding. This method will take longer, but the timing is less critical.

Oven: Remove the pudding from its outer packaging (box or fabric) and place the vacuum sealed pudding into a baking dish of hot water and allow it to sit in your oven at around 70oC. Like the slow cooker method, the pudding can stay in the over for as long as needed as it is well below boiling point.

How do I serve my Traditional Plum Pudding?

  • Cold – Our puddings are fully cooked and extremely moist. Slice it and eat it as if it were Christmas cake.
  • Drizzle with Grandma’s Traditional Brandy Custard Sauce and serve with vanilla ice cream
  • Cut the pudding into thin slices and fry them in butter
  • Drizzle over some warmed maple syrup (only a bit) and then finish off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • Pour warm custard over the top and decorate with a dollop of cream
  • Flambé- How to flambé your Christmas pudding
    • Place the cooked Christmas pudding (whole or sliced) into a serving bowl
    • Warm the brandy over a low heat in a saucepan until heated through. Watch the brandy carefully as it could ignite spontaneously if heated too much.
    • Remove the saucepan from the heat
    • Pour the warmed brandy over the Christmas pudding in the serving dish
    • Hold a lit long-handled match near the brandy-covered pudding until it ignites
    • Wait for the flames to extinguish when the alcohol burns off and serve the pudding. Can I heat the whole pudding in the microwave?