Today was set aside for making my Christmas pudding. It has become my task for family Christmases since my Mum is no longer around to make it.
This is her recipe, made in the mixing bowl she gave me one Christmas, many years ago.
She always made it in a cloth, usually it steamed away Christmas morning so it was ready after lunch. I'm not that confident!
I am getting better at it with practice, but I always make it ahead of time in case something goes wrong. One year I left out all the ingredients which give it the dark, fruity colour and it looked so anaemic, I had to make another one.
Anyway, as they say, 'the proof of the pudding is in the eating', but we have to wait a week for that!