Thursday, November 15, 2012

Heston Blumenthal's Pudding

Apparently Heston's Christmas pudding for Waitrose (a supermarket in the UK that people who live there consider expensive which is odd because it sells stuff at about half the price of Australian groceries even with the unfavourable exchange rate) sold out last year so I am not taking any chances. Coles is selling them and I've ordered mine online.
I don' think they'll sell out here though. Christmas being smack bang in the middle of summer and all.
Hope it'll be worth it. Who's hopping on the Bandwagon with Me?
xxxx

24 comments:

  1. Count me in. Say what you will about pudding in Summer but I'll drown that in custard and eat it on Christmas Eve!

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  2. It's really expensive, I can't afford to shop there. I think I'd starve if I lived in Australia, nuns would have to take me in.
    I love Christmas pud, it's favourite part of the meal.

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    1. Tabs you would keel over at the checkout if you did a large grocery shop around our neck of the woods.
      xx

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  3. I ordered mine from some ladies who call themselves "The Gravel Road Christmas Pudding Company" They are farmer's wives from the Eastern wheat belt in WA who handmake puddings each year and then sell them on-line. They are absolutely beautiful puddings and I adore the fact that I am supporting a local WA business and don't have to make a pudding!

    That orange does look intriguing in that pudding though - I have had a chocolate mudcake pudding in the past with an orange inside. V yummy.

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  4. I am just getting on this bandwagon!

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  5. I was going to jump on the bandwagon (I think there's also one with a cherry centre!) but I may be swayed by A Farmer's Wife's idea instead... Can I have 2?!
    P xx

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  6. Oh FF! I had no idea of the existence of this pud! I am in. Get me to a Coles stat!

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  7. Am going to try this on your recommendation! Do you get the one with the whole orange inside?

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  8. Do.you have to be careful with his food that he hasn't added mouse or hummingbird tongue or something? Is it just a normal pudding? You never know with his cooking...

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  9. There's something about heston that I just don't like...his take on mince pies this year are good though!

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  10. I'm after the fruit mince puffs! Will investigate tomorrow.

    SSG xxx

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  11. Heston's Xmas pudding from Waitrose is The Business - the most delicious pudding I have ever had. I hot-footed it to my local Waitrose for mine even before the FF tree went up. 2 years ago they were selling for 5 times retail value on EBay! Waitrose is a temple to food. I luff it and it's not so expensive now.
    Nicola

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  12. Yay for Christmas Pudding, got two of these last year, not sure they're quite up to the hooha they caused, but certainly not a disappointment. My preference is still for a traditional pud though, soaked in Brandy and set fire to (must remember not to set the kitchen on fire this time though). Do you have yours with Brandy Cream? Beats custard hands down.

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  13. Me me me. There's no way I'm missing out on fat duck man's pud. Loooooove Heston.

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  14. Dear FF,
    Heston is very loved in this house. The mini men and man of the house and I love his shows. He has talents beyond measure.
    I now know what I'm doing for pudding this year.
    You are the best for recommendations ever.
    B. x

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  15. I bought my Heston pudding from Coles last week!

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  16. I snapped one up the other day at Coles and some of his fruit mince pies. We've had the fruit mince pies - they were delicious warmed with ice cream!

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  17. My Mum makes ours... I know: Lucky!
    MK

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  18. Waitrose isn't too bad - on branded stuff they price-match against Tesco so you get all the regular stuff cheaper. I had one of the Heston puddings last year and it wasn't overwhelmingly nice. Not as good as Newcastle Pudding Lady, or, in fact, my mum's.

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  19. Dear FF
    This pudding does look interesting, specially the orange in the middle. Must check Coles, including for the mince pies. But have been making ours for over 30 years on and off so guess I'll do it again this year. It's kind of a tradition and the family won't let me stop. We always flame it with brandy and serve it with home made brandy butter and custard. Son likes to add vanilla ice cream as well. Nothing by halves!
    Good luck with meeting the target - you'll get there and it's fun and we never know what you're going to write about next.
    With best wishes,
    Pamela

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  20. I bought a Fortnum & Mason pud at DJs last week but after reading about Heston's version I am thinking that a "pudding taste off" might be in order. I love Heston... I even tried to make pea foam once.

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  21. I just bought a 12 month subscription to Womans Day which comes with a $70 christmas pudding!!!! YUM!!

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  22. Thanks for the heads up FF. I'm like you in that it's more about setting it alight than the actual eating although will be tempted to taste test this one just cause it's Hestons. Off to Coles I trot.

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  23. I bought a vouple of small puddings and some of the mince pies today. Let's do some taste testing!

    As an aside, I make our puddings, except for last year when G was only a few weeks old. Slightly busy then....

    K x

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