Hidden Orange Puddings
Listening to the radio in the car on the way back from school drop off this morning I heard them talking about Christmas puddings. These weren’t any ordinary puddings but Heston Blumenthal’s “Hidden Orange Pudding”. Apparently for the last couple of years these puddings have been flying off the shelves at Waitrose in the UK. In 2011 Touts stripped their shelves of the £13.99 puddings to resell on ebay at 15 times the price!
This year our supermarket Coles is selling them, there is still plenty left despite some people buying half a dozen or more at a time to sell on ebay, hoping Australia would emulate the UK experience.
Wow! Heston, he’s so popular and his food looks amazing but for a home cook I just don’t relate to it..far to complicated. I do however enjoy flicking through his cookbooks for the photography, especially “Heston Blumenthal at Home”. The photo of the ultimate cheese toastie is fantastic but I would never recreate it at home. Just looking at the recipe makes my head spin!
This pudding looks moist and fruity and would make a great gift for Heston lovers (and I know there are lots of you out there!)
If you can’t get a hold of one from Waitrose or Coles, I found this video on You Tube from The Telegraph showing you how to make a version of it. It looks so good, if I had to make Christmas pudding this year I’d give it a go.