QUOTE (~littlebirdy~ @ 21/12/2012, 03:40 PM)
I prefer to do mine in the slow cooker and use an upturned saucer under the pudding steamer (I use this if I cook it on the stove too). I cook mine for about 8 hours on high with boiling water up halfway. I think foil would work fine too instead of the saucer. So nice to leave it cooking away all day without having to worry about the water level dropping like on the stove
That was exactly my comment to mum. At least this way I dont have to keep topping it up. or have a brick on the lid of the boiler - my nan nearly had a brainsnap one year when I came in and lifted the brick and the lid to have a look. much arm waving later, I learnt to never take the lid off a pudding pot unless you are topping it up with boiling water.
thanks for the tips and thoughts everyone
good to see I was on the right track.