Thursday, November 25, 2010

{oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer}

When I was a little girl my gran used to put on the most amazing Christmas spread.  Roast turkey and ham with all the trimmings.  Mountains of roast potatoes and carrots and parsnip (yuk!),  and peas and gravy.  She must have worked so hard to bring it all together.

It was such a big event in my childhood, going to my grandparents on Christmas day.  I remember my extended family coming together at Christmas and sitting around the great big dining table.  I remember that my cousins never ate anything but vegemite sandwiches.  I remember my grumpy grandfather sitting at the head of the table watching over us all.

But the thing I remember the most was the Christmas pudding.  My gran's Christmas pudding was the highlight of the meal.  It was decadent and delicious and I've never, ever forgotten it.

Sadly, my family is not very good at holding on to our history and the pudding recipe was lost when my gran passed away.  Mumsy has made us many a divine Christmas pudding over the years but has never had a signature recipe that she's stuck with.

This year I've decided to take a turn at making the pudding.  The only problem is I don't have a recipe.  I've done a bit of googling and looked at some recipe books, but I'm really not sure which one to choose.

I'm hoping someone out there might have an amazing recipe that you'd be willing to share with this novice pudding maker.  I want it to be choc full of fruit and I want to cook it in calico.  Other than that I'm completely open.

Can you help?

1 comment:

  1. Sorry Tinniegirl, I'm a gardener . . . but I'm sure someone out there in blogland will help you out. I think it's a fabulous idea to start some new family traditions.