Christmas pudding stock
December 7, 2009 11:54 AM   Subscribe

My Christmas pudding has just boiled for six hours and is now hanging happily. But what can I do with the water it boiled in? It smells so delicious and rich, buttery and brandy, yet I can find nothing through Google for ideas. Dessert soup? Sauce?
posted by bwonder2 to Food & Drink (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Hot beverages? Mixed with apple cider, add some extra brandy? Put in coffee or tea or hot chocolate---again adding extra brandy?
posted by Darth Fedor at 12:03 PM on December 7, 2009

Reduce it and turn it into a glaze? Could make an interesting, spicy bundt cake glaze with a ton of added sugar.
posted by neewom at 12:08 PM on December 7, 2009

cook some butternut squash in the water for soup.
posted by effluvia at 12:23 PM on December 7, 2009 [2 favorites]

You could make a cake and pour it over as a wouldn't even have to reduce it. I guess syrupy cake is a little unusual, but if you've ever had Greek walnut cake you know what I'm talking about.

Or you could freeze it till summer and serve it over ice cream :)
posted by crinklebat at 1:07 PM on December 7, 2009

What I would do is use it as part/all of the liquid you pour over baklava before you bake it. if you've never made baklava let me assuage any fears, it is pretty simple overall.
posted by edgeways at 4:05 PM on December 7, 2009

Add an equal amount of sugar and make simple syrup (which you could add to coffee, mixed drinks, etc)
posted by fermezporte at 4:50 PM on December 7, 2009

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