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is to early to make Christmas pudding for holiday!

Postby wargarden » September 19th, 2019, 6:14 pm

Is it to early to start making christmas pudding or figgy pudding for holidays.
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Re: is to early for christmas puddingto make christmas puddi

Postby earthmaiden » September 19th, 2019, 6:15 pm

Yes, that's done on stir up Sunday.
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Re: is to early to make Christmas pudding for holiday!

Postby wargarden » September 19th, 2019, 6:29 pm

earthmaiden wrote:Yes, that's done on stir up Sunday.

which day is stir up Sunday. no one seem to make Christmas pudding here.
except for Christmas song "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"
I have never seen a figgy pudding IRL , a fruit cake yes but no figgy pudding nope.
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Re: is to early to make Christmas pudding for holiday!

Postby earthmaiden » September 19th, 2019, 7:13 pm

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I've never seen a figgy pudding - I think it's quite old fashioned but assume it's a rich steamed pudding using dried figs - yum!
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Re: is to early to make Christmas pudding for holiday!

Postby Busybee » September 20th, 2019, 6:29 am

Traditionally you shouldn’t make it until stir up Sunday, but I have to say we always used to keep ours at least a year to mature. Therefore we would eat last years pudding this Christmas. I say used to, we really don’t bother making one and usually buy one from the supermarket- but again I bought it last year and will eat it this...........they have long best before dates!

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Re: is to early to make Christmas pudding for holiday!

Postby suffolk » September 20th, 2019, 6:31 am

We still have one left from last year :chef:

The recipe I use contains chopped dried figs so it’s a Figgy Pudding.
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Re: is to early to make Christmas pudding for holiday!

Postby Pepper Pig » September 20th, 2019, 7:05 am

I'm the same as BB. I buy the Waitrose luxury ones after Christmas for pennies and then we have them at Easter and Christmas the next year. They do one (or did) with pecan nuts which is absolutely gorgeous. My elder daughter's PTA have a Christmas Pudding social evening very close to Stir-Up Sunday where parents get together in the school kitchens and mix their own. It's Delia's recipe but the PTA buy in bulk, make a bit of dosh and everyone's happy. They cook them when they get home and then warm them up on Christms Day.

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Re: is to early to make Christmas pudding for holiday!

Postby earthmaiden » September 20th, 2019, 7:21 am

That sounds fun PP. I admit that if we have one we buy it these days. We used to rely on MIL - and often ate one of last year's nicely matured ones at Christmas :chops:.
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Re: is to early to make Christmas pudding for holiday!

Postby Ratatouille » September 20th, 2019, 12:14 pm

Has to be stir up Snday for me. I used to keep the result until the following year but the climate here just doesn't permit. I make 4 One for us and the others for DD DS and a friend who these days comes to assist. I use a family recipe but after the Heston Blumental fuss I now insert a locally produced candied clementine in the centre of each one. It adds a special Provencal touch.
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