By tradition, this Sunday, the last before Advent, is know as Stir Up Sunday. The day when the Christmas Plum Puddings and Christmas Cakes were mixed, steamed or baked. Again by tradition the younger members of the family were encouraged to stir the mix and make a wish. Not sure just how many folk continue with this Christmas custom.
What I can remember, is that my mother was rather dismissive of Stir Up Sunday….. “Far Too Late – one needs time, several months for the Puddings and Cakes, rich in Brandy, to mature”. It was a principle that many of the older generation adhered to and many still do…. and I can vouch for the rich taste that patience provided.
No matter when you Mix Up or Stir Up, the process and the baking always creates that special Christmas is Coming aroma. Anticipation.
Please Remember ….
Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other
(C) David Oakes 2020