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    • moggins
    • By moggins 26th Aug 05, 11:24 AM
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    Christmas Pudding Question
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    • 26th Aug 05, 11:24 AM
    Christmas Pudding Question 26th Aug 05 at 11:24 AM
    Does anyone know when I should be making my pudding and what is the very latest I can leave it till please?
    Organised people are just too lazy to look for things

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    • MATH
    • By MATH 26th Aug 05, 11:35 AM
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    • 26th Aug 05, 11:35 AM
    I make mine in mid October, tightly wrap and store. I have found the best, easiest and least demanding way to cook it is to pop it in the slo-cooker with 1 1/2 pts of boiling water and leave on low for 10-12 hrs. I also use the slo-cooker to re-heat it on the day to reduce the amount of hot plate juggling. After a decade of catering big family do's this year we are going out so for once I sharn't bother. HTH
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  • omega
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    • 26th Aug 05, 11:40 AM
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    • 26th Aug 05, 11:40 AM
    "Stir-Up Sunday", of course! (the Sunday before Advent).
    • apprentice tycoon
    • By apprentice tycoon 26th Aug 05, 11:58 AM
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    • 26th Aug 05, 11:58 AM
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    • 26th Aug 05, 11:58 AM
    "Stir-Up Sunday", of course! (the Sunday before Advent).
    by omega
    Ideally whilst listening to Jill Archer making hers on the Archers Sunday Omnibus......sad,sad,sad
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    • 26th Aug 05, 12:12 PM
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    • 26th Aug 05, 12:12 PM
    lol @ a_t!

    And I usually make my Christmas cake on Rememberance Sunday for some reason ... although I'm sure this is considered pretty late.
    • moggins
    • By moggins 26th Aug 05, 1:51 PM
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    • 26th Aug 05, 1:51 PM
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    • 26th Aug 05, 1:51 PM
    Never heard of stir-up Sunday sorry Not sure when Advent is either?

    Rememberance Sunday I do know as DH always has to play the Last Post at Cheltenham Town Hall
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    • 26th Aug 05, 1:57 PM
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    • 26th Aug 05, 1:57 PM
    Advent is the 4 weeks before Christmas. If I remember rightly it's the Sunday before Christmas day and the 3 previous Sundays???

    Whatever else you do though - remember the chocolate advent calendar!!!
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    • By MATH 26th Aug 05, 1:59 PM
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    • 26th Aug 05, 1:59 PM
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    • 26th Aug 05, 1:59 PM
    Advent Sunday is the fourth Sunday before Christmas day. depending on the year it is the last Sunday in Nov or the first in Dec. Stir up Sunday is the Sunday before this although I always think that SS Sunday is too near the big day year to make the pud and allow it to mature.
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    • By moggins 26th Aug 05, 2:08 PM
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    • 26th Aug 05, 2:08 PM
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    • 26th Aug 05, 2:08 PM
    Thanks both of you. I'd feel that was a little to close to christmas to feed all the booze into it

    I haven't had time to make them for the last 5 years but with DD2 starting school I can't wait to get back to making them again
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  • tra
    When should I make the Christmas Pudding?
    Hi. When is the best time to make a christmas pudding? Thought I would give it a go this year. Probably not a very sensible idea, but what the hell.
  • tra
    I just realised someone asked the same question about christmas cake and people have already made them. Have i left a it too late to make a pudding?
    • leni
    • By leni 22nd Aug 06, 8:34 PM
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    http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/traditional-christmas-pudding,1234,RC.html another one for Delia

    I'm starting to make mine in the next couple of weeks, along with the christmas cakes and flavoured vodka!

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    • GIRLPOWER
    • By GIRLPOWER 22nd Aug 06, 8:40 PM
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    [quote=leni]http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/traditional-christmas-pudding,1234,RC.html another one for Delia

    This is from Delia smiths's christmas book which I have she says in it that thebest time to make the pudding is stir up sunday which is in November and she does not recommend making the pudding beforehand. Also when made she suggests storing in a cool dark place like under a bed in a spare room or in my case under the stairs cupbaord!
  • pabs1903
    Christmas Pudding
    Shouldn't I start making it soon?

    Points and tips gratefully received!
    • wearside
    • By wearside 29th Aug 06, 6:23 AM
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    AAAAAAGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH The dreaded 'C' word and so early in the year when some of us have not yet taken our summer holidays!


  • stuart264
    well I was going to post on the 1st of Septemember to remind people to put their sprouts on to cook so they are not all crunchy Christmas Day
  • scuzz
    The earlier you make it the better the flavour. We normally make ours around this time. We make enough for two, and put one away for the next year - saves a long job!!!

    Our recipe is a very old family one dating back 150 years - it has potatoes and carrots in it:confused: , but goes down a treat with everyone who tries is!!!

    Don't forget to let everyone have a stir so they can make a wish
    • foreverskint
    • By foreverskint 29th Aug 06, 8:46 AM
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    Any chance of the recipe please Scuzz?

    I had one for a pudding like this, but have lost it somewhere
    I don't like the 'modern' pudding recipes, their too light.
    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 29th Aug 06, 8:49 AM
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    I do mine around Halloween and Bonfire Night, that's early enough for me.
    • foreverskint
    • By foreverskint 29th Aug 06, 8:52 AM
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    I do mine, when I have 8 hours to stay home and steam the bloomin' things
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