It’s okay to use the C word now it’s November, yes? So it’s not stir-up-Sunday yet (Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord) but I do like to give my Christmas pudding a reasonable time to mature. As you will see from the photo Christmas is all about Delia for food making in this house.
I do adapt Delia’s Christmas pudding recipe a little, using sherry and rum rather than barley wine, stout and rum – this little tweak has always worked for us.
The kitchen smells wonderful as this bowl of pudding-to-be sits, covered, waiting to be steamed tomorrow after which it will be put away somewhere dark and cool until Christmas Day. Next weekend will be Christmas cake making – more wonderful smells from the kitchen!