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Once you’ve made your Christmas pudding and are ready for steaming, follow our easy step-by-step guide to find out how to wrap and tie the bowl correctly.

1.Cover the pudding basin with a large sheet of baking paper and a sheet of foil, folding each in the middle to make a pleat to allow the pudding to expand during cooking.

2. Fold the foil and paper down around the pudding basin.

3. Pinch the foil tightly around the rim.

4. Wrap a length of string around the rim, leaving enought to make a bow.

5. Tie the string with a double bow.

Now, you’re read to steam your pudding! Check out our Christmas pudding recipe to find out how to steam and serve it on the big day.