It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas - Bolton Clarke preps puddings

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – Bolton Clarke preps puddings

Bolton Clarke’s residential communities will be waking to the smell of traditional steamed puddings on Christmas Day, cooked to a staff member’s family recipe.

The traditional plum pudding is a staple of any Christmas dinner and a much-anticipated menu item for residents.

This week our chefs have been preparing over 1,500 traditional plum puddings made from a secret recipe handed down to one of the chefs from his mother.

Bolton Clarke Food Services Manager, Caroline Lucas said the individual single serve puddings were a real crowd pleaser, however were only the beginning of the Christmas Day menu.

Bolton Clarke residential aged care residents

“Christmas Day is very special for our residents, with our Chefs and Hotel Services Teams going to extraordinary lengths to make traditional dinners with all the trimmings for residents and even their families,” she said.

“We will serve over 200kg of ham and turkey and 1,500 individual fruit mince pies for morning tea, as well as salads, roast vegetables and more.”

Residents on texture-modified diets who have difficulty chewing and swallowing are also catered for at Christmas.

“We’ve created special versions of the puddings and other celebration foods for residents on texture-modified diets that give them all the tastes, flavours and nutrition they know and love,” Caroline said.

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