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  • Amerz100
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    • October 10, 2010, 12:41:11 pm
    • Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
Christmas Pudding
« on: November 29, 2018, 10:55:12 am »
Hello there,

Is there anywhere in Korea where they sell Christmas puddings?

Or maybe a restaurant that does Christmas puddings.

Thanks!
Amerz


Re: Christmas Pudding
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2018, 11:56:42 am »
Ditto.

I am looking for mince pies.


Re: Christmas Pudding
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2018, 02:01:50 pm »
This is one of those situations where you're going to have to make your own or ask family to send one. I don't know about Christmas puddings, but commonwealth-style fruit cakes are pretty idiot-proof to make. You just have to keep resetting the timer if you're using the kind of oven found in Korea, as they can take a while.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/850633/asyoulikeit-christmas-cake


Re: Christmas Pudding
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2018, 07:47:40 pm »


Re: Christmas Pudding
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 09:21:53 am »
Ditto.

I am looking for mince pies.

make them

http://www.maryberry.co.uk/recipes/christmas/special-mincemeat

It's what i do!

Where do you get these ingredients.

Some of them are not available in Emart?

Or am I shopping at the wrong branch?  :-[


Re: Christmas Pudding
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2018, 09:29:52 am »
Ditto.

I am looking for mince pies.

make them

http://www.maryberry.co.uk/recipes/christmas/special-mincemeat

It's what i do!

Where do you get these ingredients.

Some of them are not available in Emart?

Or am I shopping at the wrong branch?  :-[

Yeah, not all Emarts carry the same products, unfortunately, and I've never personally seen all of these ingredients on sale at any Emart at the same time. I've had more luck with Homeplus and Lotte Mart, in that regard.

A lot of people just order these things online, though. Easier and usually cheaper. Coupang and gmarket are the most popular sites for this kind of shopping among foreigners in Korea, but you can do a naver search and find them in other Korea-based shops. You'll just have to use translation apps to get around.

Places in Seoul have them (at least they do seasonally). Especially Itaewon.

And you can sometimes find stalls and shops in old-fashioned markets selling a bunch of different kinds of dried fruits.


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Re: Christmas Pudding
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2018, 09:39:18 am »
"You can't have any pudding!"


Re: Christmas Pudding
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2018, 10:02:43 am »
"You can't have any pudding!"

Not if you don't eat your meat, anyway...  :cheesy:


Re: Christmas Pudding
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2018, 12:31:55 pm »
Ditto.

I am looking for mince pies.

make them

http://www.maryberry.co.uk/recipes/christmas/special-mincemeat

It's what i do!

Where do you get these ingredients.

Some of them are not available in Emart?

Or am I shopping at the wrong branch?  :-[

Apart from the mixed peel, all (or variants of all) are available in Korea.  That recipe was an example.  What i do is find 5 or so recipes, and see which ingredients overlap.  When you see which are the ingredients in EVERY recipe, you realise that you can make a damn close version with things you can buy in Korea.


  • Amerz100
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    • October 10, 2010, 12:41:11 pm
    • Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
Re: Christmas Pudding
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2018, 01:09:48 pm »
I thought it might come to this - I'll just have to face up to the challenge and make one myself.

I've never had a christmas pudding before - just wanted to try it.

Granted I'll need an oven - I wonder if one of those small ovens will do.

I might end up making a version of it.
Amerz


Re: Christmas Pudding
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2018, 01:16:30 pm »
I thought it might come to this - I'll just have to face up to the challenge and make one myself.

I've never had a christmas pudding before - just wanted to try it.

Granted I'll need an oven - I wonder if one of those small ovens will do.

I might end up making a version of it.

You need an oven for munce pies, but not a Christmas pudding.  Traditionally it is steamed, but can be microwaved.


Re: Christmas Pudding
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2018, 03:37:03 am »
  There was a website called "The Corner Shop" which delivers British products to destinations around the world, including such staples as Bovril, Branston pickle, Daddy's Brown Sauce, bakewell tarts, Christmas pies, and Christmas pudding. You could try "The Corner Shop" but it might be pricey and possibly too late for Christmas.
  Otherwise make your own. I could easily find ingredients such as brown sugar, butter, raisins, spices and nuts in Korea, but currants (made from black Corinth grapes), are hard to come by. There are plenty of recipes online, however. Bear in mind that home made Christmas pudding is likely to need steaming for 6 hours. That's why if I was going back to Korea tomorrow, I would get cooked Christmas puddings from Tescos and bring them to Korea.
Christmas cake takes only 3 and a half hours.

 


Re: Christmas Pudding
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2018, 03:50:23 am »
  You can also make mincemeat. Here is a version I made in Korea, minus some ingredients that were unavailable in Korea.

Ingredients:

 a cup of raisins

Half a cup of sultanas

A quarter cup of cranberries.

The grated zest of an orange

The grated zest of a lemon.

A teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Half a teaspoon of ground nutmeg.

A quarter teaspoon of ground cloves (optional)

A quarter cup of ground almonds.

A quarter cup of brandy.

A quarter cup of butter.

Method:

Soak the dried fruit in brandy overnight, then put brandy aside. Next day, mix the ingredients in a bowl and then heat very gently in a saucepan, until the butter has just melted. Leave to cool, and store in a plastic box in the fridge, but don't freeze it.

You can make small pies with ordinary pie pastry and use the mincemeat to fill the pies. Alternatives include  topping the pies with a pastry lattice, a pastry star, or even whipped cream.