Steamed puddings are generally steamed in a pudding bowl which is covered with waxed paper and foil and tied with kitchen string. The pudding is lowered into simmering water which should come halfway up the sides of the bowl. The bowl sits on a trivet, scrunched foil or even a folded tea towel in the pot so it does not come into contact with the direct heat. The pot is covered with the lid and the pudding allowed to steam as required. Do not let the pot boil dry. You can also steam in a crockpot or a steamer.