Christmas pudding & brandy sauce cooked in the GBS wok/steamer on the Weber BBQ
Angela Slater
Daughter of a farmer and market gardener so have always had a connection with the outdoors, whether it was keeping animals or producing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Along with my work at Hayes Garden World I also have a smallholding, mainly breeding rare breed pigs. I gained an HND and BSc in Conservation and Environmental Land Management, as a result I am an ardent environmentalist and have a keen interest in environmentally friendly gardening. In my time at Hayes I worked for several years in the Outdoor Plant and Houseplant areas

How To Cook Christmas Pudding In The Weber GBS Wok On The Genesis II LX

Fire up the BBQ in winter to cook plum pudding and brandy sauce

Why not put your GBS (Gourmet Barbecue System) wok with steamer to good use in winter by cooking your Christmas pudding on the BBQ. We cooked a 0.45kg (1lb) pudding in the Weber Genesis II LX gas BBQ; the disadvantage is that you cannot fit a 0.9kg 2lb pudding into the wok so if you need a large amount you will have to cook 2 or 3 smaller ones. Pre-heat the BBQ to a moderate heat and light the burner directly underneath the wok. Place some boiling water into the wok underneath the steamer; make sure you don’t let this boil dry. Place the pudding into the wok, put the lid on the wok and the lid down on the barbecue. Leave to cook for about an hour.

 

 

Brandy sauce

  • 55g (1.94oz) butter
  • 55g (1.94oz) plain flour
  • 550ml (19.35fl oz) whole milk
  • 55g (1.94oz) caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp cognac

Cook the sauce on the side burner of the BBQ in a saucepan. Melt the butter over a low heat and beat in the flour to form a smooth paste. Gradually add the milk a spoonful at a time, beating well in-between additions. Once all the milk is incorporated add the sugar and simmer over a low heat for 5 minutes. Stir in the brandy and serve.