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When it comes to traditional British puddings, you don’t get any more traditional than a good old fashioned Christmas Pudding, with it’s Medieval origins! And with this years Stir Up Sunday quickly approaching, we’ve got the perfect recipe to make the perfect show stopping pudding for your Christmas dinner!
Stir Up Sunday is the day in which you’d traditionally prepare your Christmas Pudding. It falls on the last Sunday before Advent begins and would usually involve the whole family in making that years pudding. Historically your Christmas pudding would include 12 ingredients, with each member of the family taking a turn to mix and making a wish as they do.
Another feature of a traditional Christmas Pudding is the addition of a sixpence, with whoever ends up with the piece of pudding it was dished-up into, receiving luck for the next year. This however is much less uncommon now due to the risk of breaking teeth or accidentally swallowing the coin! Not a great way to end your Christmas meal.
As for the topping, it’s personal preference. I love a simple holly leaf but you can also cover with a dusting of icing sugar, a dripping of white icing, or drenched in brandy & set alight for show.
Whatever your method for making and preference for decorating, this simple Christmas Pudding recipe is sure to be the show stopper your Christmas deserves! And the boys had a great time making theirs with Granny, so why not get your whole family involved too?
I used your Christmas pudding recipe for Christmas it was easy to follow and the finished product was a big success, the only thing I changed was to poke holes in the top with a knitting needle and feed it with brandy, I’ll definitely use your recipe again this year many thanks xx
I’ve been using a Kraft (US) Christmas pudding for about fifty years with a couple of tweaks: I don’t like candied peel, so I put in dates instead. Everybody likes it. And no nuts either. In the video here, the young woman has skipped a step in explaining the name for the Sunday before Advent: it comes from the collect in the Anglican church service for that day. It reads, “Stir up, we beseech Thee, o Lord, the wills of thy faithful people.” The connection with the need to get that pudding made is serendipitous and a handy hook to hang the explanation on. Happy Christmas preparations, everybody!
After cooking , can it be microwaved to eat ?
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