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Christmas pudding in Poland



Sylvio 5 | 24    
18 Dec 2016  #1

I was wondering if any one familiar with this seasonally gay and cheerful article, ever came across it in Poland's stores? Living in a small town in Wielkopolska, do I stand a chance of finding it in our supermarkets? Thank you, and Merry Christmas


Harry 74 | 13,199    
18 Dec 2016  #2

I've only ever seen it in Marks & Spencer stores in Poland.
cjj_adrift    
18 Dec 2016  #3

M&S only, from my experience
Atch 8 | 1,544    
18 Dec 2016  #4

Alma used to do one, can't remember which brand, an outrageous price it was anyway. Alma are now closing all their stores in Poland by the way. You've left it too late to order via the internet but for future reference you can get several different Christmas puddings from The British Cornershop.
jon357 63 | 11,663    
18 Dec 2016  #5

this seasonally gay and cheerful article

Looks like you'll have to buy the ingredients and make one...
OP Sylvio 5 | 24    
18 Dec 2016  #6

Oh, bummer! ;) thank you all,
dolnoslask 1 | 997    
18 Dec 2016  #7

Cant you get a train to wroclaw, im off to m and s tomorow, i will let you know if they have pud.
smurf 39 | 2,011    
19 Dec 2016  #8

Thank you, and Merry Christmas

It's really easy to make, I made 4 the other days, if you want the recipe let me know, all you need to loads of dried fruit, bread crumbs, margerine Guinness and whiskey.......some poitín if you can get it too, but it's not needed :P
OP Sylvio 5 | 24    
19 Dec 2016  #9

I live near Gniezno. Not sure if theres M&S in Poznan. But a recipe would be great if you could paste in here. The ingredients are in my local store, maybe except for Guiness. Wroclaw is a days drive from here. At least in my little car it is..
Atch 8 | 1,544    
19 Dec 2016  #10

Hi Sylvio. If you make a pudding now it won't have time to mature properly so it won't taste quite as good. It should really be made several weeks before you want to eat it. Also (sorry Smurf!) to get the really authentic taste the fat used should be suet, that's the fat from around the kidneys of the cow. So for next year, order a couple of packs of Atora dried suet on the internet. Anyway for this year, yes, like Smurf says, just use marg. Loads of recipes online. Try Delia Smith. I'm not a big fan of hers but her cakes and puds are good:

deliaonline.com/recipes/international/european/british/traditional-christmas-pudding

You don't need Guiness, you can use any porter like Komes or Żywiec. You can use any alcohol you like in a pud, much like the cake, you can use sherry, port, rum, whiskey, brandy. Christmas cake and pud are very forgiving and you can substitute ingredients very easily. So knock yourself out! Good luck and smacznego :))
jon357 63 | 11,663    
19 Dec 2016  #11

it won't have time to mature properly

Yes

to get the really authentic taste the fat used should be suet

And yes.

Christmas cake and pud are very forgiving and you can substitute ingredients very easily.

Also yes. There are some very good recipes for quick ones that don't need much maturing. They don't taste quite the same but you can cook them a bit longer and up the alcohol content and they're OK.
Atch 8 | 1,544    
19 Dec 2016  #12

If you can get hold of a couple of jars of mincemeat you can make a fairly ok express pudding but that's about as hard to get in Poland as the actual pudding.

Jon dear I have a lovely recipe for you. It's nothing less than the genuine Drury Lane Twelfth Night cake (how did I get hold of it you ask...........) Anyway I'll pm it to you, tomorrow if I have time. As nobody took the slightest interest in my Christmas cake I'm mortally wounded so this is for your eyes only.
dolnoslask 1 | 997    
19 Dec 2016  #13

Wroclaw is a days drive from here.

Thats a shame i went on the train today and got some, the guy at the counter said that M&S will be leaving Poland in about five months,

So its back to mail order with the British corner shop or flying it in with the curries.
Harry 74 | 13,199    
19 Dec 2016  #14

Not sure if theres M&S in Poznan.

There is. In Galeria Malta.

M&S will be leaving Poland in about five months,

They're still looking for a local partner (having previously taken the business away from the national franchisee). It's also possible they'll just go food only in much smaller stores.
smurf 39 | 2,011    
19 Dec 2016  #15

Don't be minding them food snobs :D :D :D

Here's an authentic Wexford recipe:

175g self raising flour, which is impossible to get here, so get the flour that used for cakes not the crap they use for pierogi

Teaspoon of mixed spice, teaspoon of ground cinnamon, half teaspoon of nutmeg.
225g white breadcrumbs
350g of brown sugar
450g currants
225g raisins
225g sultanas
125g mixed peel
125 g cherries
225 dried peaches
100g mixed nuts
50g of ground almonds rind and juice of an orange
225g margarine melted and cooled (3 large eggs some brandy or whiskey 275ml of stout beaten together).

To Make put flour and spices in a large bowl
Add breadcrumbs, Sugar, almonds, nuts, orange peel and juice and cherries and fruit
Mix well together
Make a well in centre and mix in the cooled margarine and egg mixture
Leave to stand overnight as the mixture thickens overnight then put into greased bowls
To cook: place bowl in large pot with water coming about 3/4 to the top of the bowl, cover the bowl with greaseproof paper, bring water to boil and then simmer for about 8 hours

When done throw another shot of whiskey on it and you're done

Happy cooking
jon357 63 | 11,663    
19 Dec 2016  #16

175g self raising flour,

You can get it in Warsaw at that place on Emilii Plater however it isn't cheap. Best to pop a bit of baking soda in when you sieve the flour instead.

That looks a nice recipe. I'd probably use butter not marge, maybe half butter half lard (sod the arteries) and I'd finish it off in the oven on the day.

I just made some mince pies, nothing to make rum butter with and I don't fancy vodka margarine but nice all the same.
Chemikiem 4 | 886    
20 Dec 2016  #17

so get the flour that used for cakes

Mąka Tortowa
smurf 39 | 2,011    
20 Dec 2016  #18

Best to pop a bit of baking soda in when you sieve the flour instead.

Yea, that'll work, good thinking jon :)

Mąka Tortowa

Yep that's the job :)
cjj_adrift    
20 Dec 2016  #19

glace cherries... anyone know where to run then to ground?
After2020    
20 Dec 2016  #20

Anyone got a tried and tested turkey stuffing recipe with ingredients available in Poland?



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