Green hills, quiet and Creation.
I endeavour to create a haven for my family...
That is wonderful!
oh yum! I bet it tasted even better than it smelt :)
It now waits till Christmas when I need to boil it again for 2 and a half hours....
I have heard of Christmas pudding and I cn most definitely make assumptions about it....but what is it exactly?
This one called for eggs, butter, sugar, lots of dried fruit and spice and some brandy. Add flour and breadcrumbs. Combine and then tie in a calico bag and boil. I can only guess that it comes from the United Kingdom, where a warming, filling pudding would have been good for large families. Also silver pennies and trinkets were hidden in the pudding for people to find.... I love the pudding part of the meal. It is up there with mince pies: sweet pies filled with fruit and spice, pastry with sugar on top. The pudding ends up being a much heavier cake I guess.
Christmas pudding is just the best, not for the faint hearted though! it is very filling but with a little cream, custard or brandy butter it is so yummy. I put nuts and cherries in mine too, and when it is taken to the table the tradition is to ladle a soon of warm brandy over and light with a match you then have this wonderful glowing pud to present to the Christmas table.Just totally yummy...Jan
Its so pretty, I am definately going to try this.
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Such a great tradition! This is sweet and a wonderful thing to anticipate for Christmas. And yummy, too, huh?I enjoy your restful blog...Susan :-)
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