Pudding Basins by Just Pudding Basins F.A.Q
The basins are to be filled with mix to the level line, giving room for expansion during cooking. You don’t need to foil or tie with string, the lid is designed to let air escape making it ideal in a pressure cooker. you can stand then in a pan and boil for many hours. they can be placed in a slow cooker. The secret is NEVER to let them boil or steam dry, if the plastic comes into contact with dry heat direct eg an element it will melt instantly.
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They can be boiled, steamed or pressured cooked, they are Microwave safe. The are not to be left to boil or steam dry.
Are these suitable for a slow cooker?
Yes- these are find in a slow cooker as long as the water is topped up, never allow to dry out. you should get great results
Our Basins are designed for steaming and the lids are also designed to allow the steam to escape whilst steaming.
Please do not wrap the Basin and Lid in cling film and of course do not allow to boil dry.
Can these be used to store a Christmas pudding all year?
Our basins are designed for steaming and so are not air tight ,So please keep this in mind
With sufficient natural preservative (alcohol) and grease proof paper Christmas pud should keep for some time
Yes they are non-stick, food grade polypropylene, they can be used many times over.
NO you cannot put our basins in a conventional oven ,
They MUST only be used in steamers and must NEVER be allowed to boil dry
Yes you can use them in both Microwaves and Freezers
You can also steam them and use in pressure cookers but NEVER let them boil dry, And yes Dish washer proof
It really is recipe to recipe, It also is dependant on how you steam them in a pressure cooker they are ready more quickly .
Conventional steam should take approx 1.5 hours NEVER let them boil dry, ALWAYS keep the water topped up
YES our basins are great for sticky toffee pudding in a slow cooker but you MUST not let the slow cooker boil dry,
Yes, they can be boiled in a pan or in a steamer or pressure cooker. Remember never let boil or steam dry. Basins can be used many times over.
You will see a mark round the basin below the top so yes don’t fill above this line to allow the mix to expand.
Lots of people do use a trivet or saucer but it is an optional thing, as long as there is always water topped up, if it is left with little or no water it will melt and burn, the basins can be boiled/steamed for many hours and can be used many times over as long as they not allowed to boil dry.
Yes, they are designed to with stand extended time on the boil. However, NEVER let boil dry.
The dimensions for our Pudding Basins are as follows:
1/4 Pint – Height 61 mm Diameter 85 mm
1/2 Pint – Height 71 mm Diameter 105 mm
1 Pint – Height 89 mm – Diameter 125 mm
1 1/2 Pint – Height 108 mm Diameter 150 mm
2 Pint – Height 114 mm Diameter 155 mm
3 Pint – Height 125 mm Diameter 180 mm
4 Pint – Height 130 mm Diameter 220 mm