Christmas Pudding Recipe : Chopping Nuts for Making Christmas Pudding

Uploaded by expertvillage on 23.10.2008

Hi, my name is Brandon Sarkis on behalf of Expert Village. Today I'm going to be showing
you how to make holiday pudding. Alright, our next step is we're going to chop up our
nuts. Now obviously you can buy these already chopped, but if you do they cost more. If
you actually look at the bags, the bags look like they're the same size. They're not, the
chopped ones are about twenty percent, thirty percent more in cost, which is a little silly.
So, the other thing I was going to say is that a lot of people will tell you to throw
these in a food processor or a food mill or a chopper or something to chop them up. You
know, I don't like doing that because what happens is you don't get a really good even
cut. As a matter of fact it powders your nut mixture and that will obviously impact you
know, your texture. You know you'll lose some of that you know, texture, you'll lose some
of the chunks, and at the same time you know you're just basically pulverizing whatever
it is. And also when you do, that you're really getting a lot of the oils out of the nuts.
And so, that's something to be aware of is I wouldn't put these in a food processor because
it turns the bottom part to, what happens is you know, you get like twenty percent of
your mixture turns into like powdered pecan, or whatever you're using, and about half of
it is the right size, about half of it's too big, you know, or almost half of it's too
big, you know, whatever the math is. You end up with, it doesn't do it very evenly. And
obviously this doesn't do it evenly either but at least we're not getting a huge powdered
mess out of it. So you just have more control over it using the knife. So we're just going
to add this back into our little bowl here, and using our knife as a spatula, it's a handy
trick. And now we're going to move right on to our next step once I clean up my mess.