Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >
Nov 28, 2011 10:11 AM

ISO Christmas Pudding Help

Hi Hounders,

I am bound and determined to make Christmas pudding this year and need some help finding suet and pudding molds. Any suggestions? I am in the central/east end of Toronto but I have a car so location is not a huge issue. As this will be my first attempt, any tips and advice would be great also.

Thanks Muchly,

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. The last time I purchased suet I got it from Cumbrae's on Church in their freezer section.

    481 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y, CA

    1. Try the cookware place at the St Lawrence Market for the moulds - they stock just about everything ... you can likely also get the suet from one of the butchers there, but maybe not as good as Cumbrae's.

      While it can be time consuming to make, it is not terribly complicated ... you should be fine just following a good recipe's instructions ...

      481 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y, CA

      1. Academy of Culinary Arts on Bayview (south of Eglinton) always carries pudding basins in various sizes come Christmas season.

        1. Any butcher/meat shop that cuts in-house will have tons of beef suet, usually given away if you smile sweetly--it 's bound for the renderers anyway.

          Most Xmas pudding gets steamed in an ironstone bowl in my Brit in-laws and friends' kitchens. The pudding is usually so dark that mold details are invisible. Probably one of the densest man-made substances on the planet.

          1. The original comment has been removed