Sunday, 23 November 2008

Stir-up Sunday

I had thought about making a Christmas pudding this year, but have been unable to find vegetable suet and as time is at a premium, I have cheated a little.

The Sunday before Advent is traditionally known as Stir-up Sunday and is the time to make Christmas pudding, because it allows sufficient time for the flavours of the ingredients to develop before Christmas Day.

I saw this little lovely in a local shop and couldn't resist it, especially as it comes in its own pudding basin and not one of those nasty plastic bowls. I am looking forward to tasting it ~ if it lasts until Christmas, as there are mutterings at home about the necessity of a taste test!