My daughter's step-mother invited me to join her and my daughter to make our Christmas pudding together this year. In an attempt to create harmony and a good feeling at Christmas I accepted the offer. The plan was to meet at Caroline (the step-mother)'s house mid morning along with our ingredients and make our puddings together.
Now just to confuse things my daughter is also called Caroline so I will refer to her as Mummy C and her step-mother as Mrs C (Mrs Caroline).
Meanwhile I saw a mention in the December issue of Delicious Magazine for a Stir-up-Sunday Christmas pudding kit available from Fortnum & Mason. The kit looked really good, contained everything to make a pudding (even the silver sixpence and a silver charm) except a lemon, 50ml of brandy and
2 eggs (which were supplied by the local feathered ladies!) .
The kit looked so enticing and interesting and knowing the Fortnum & Mason brand I knew it would be good quality so I contacted their Marketing Dept and asked for one to make at our family session. They were kind enough to send me two kits, one for myself and one for Mummy C (she has now started blogging in her own right).
The kit contained all the dry ingredients needed, an F&M ceramic bowl, a sixpence and a unique silver charm to hide in the pudding and even the greaseproof paper and string to finish off the pudding before boiling. The boiling time was 4.5 hours
|All set up and ready to go|
|Getting ready with the lemons and eggs|
|Making chocolate cake with Grandma (Mrs C)|
|"Can I roll them out?"|
|Really serious Boy G with his pie making|
|"Who wants a pretend egg lunch?"|
|The future chef making lunch for his guests!!|
I will think about using these kits next year if they have them. I am really looking forward to pudding time on Christmas day!
Thanks to Fortnum & Mason for sending me their Stir Up Sunday kits.