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Stir up Sunday.
« on: November 22, 2009, 09:39 »
As today is stir up sunday is anybody going to be making their own Christmas Puds today?
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Re: Stir up Sunday.
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2009, 10:26 »
Sorry Joyful I am new to this cooking business - what is stir up Sunday?

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Re: Stir up Sunday.
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2009, 10:30 »
When you make your Christmas puddings and all the family have a stir and make a wish - a very very old custom and one that I have never taken part in as my mum always bought Christmas puddings. So today I am making my first Christmas pudding albeit a low fat version, just got to go out and buy some brandy  :D

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Re: Stir up Sunday.
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2009, 10:58 »
That sounds like a lovely idea!  At the ripe age of 40 I am finally having my first Christmas at home so I might make a pudding, I have just bought Delia's Happy Christmas book so I shall have a look in there for the recipe.

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Re: Stir up Sunday.
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2009, 11:16 »
This will be my first Christmas away from home :( (going to visit family abroad for 3 weeks 8) :D :D :D) no big Christmas meal to plan for :nowink:, no cake and no pudding to make :dry: just packing :D
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Re: Stir up Sunday.
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2009, 13:39 »
The name is taken from the Collect (prayer) for the last Sunday before Advent, which goes  "Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people;" (Book of Common Prayer) and was said to remind housewives of the need to make their Christmas puddings and cakes, so they had time to mature.  As if we needed reminding of the beast that is Christmas!!  :D 

Also  Advent was a period of fasting, so if they didn't get them done this week, there was a bit of problem!  Imagine getting the rich goodies together when on a gruel and water diet ... :(
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Re: Stir up Sunday.
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2009, 19:14 »
I'm doing mine tomorrow as I don't have time tonight  :nowink:

but as we won't eat it unitl Christmas Sunday I expect that'll be OK  :D
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Re: Stir up Sunday.
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2009, 19:43 »
Well I got back from the shops with the brandy and then OH reminded me that we are not having Christmas lunch at home (going to sons and future DIL's along with a grannie annie turkey  :D) so didn't make the Christmas pudding after all  :lol: :lol:.

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Re: Stir up Sunday.
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2009, 20:01 »
Come on Joyfull, don't let that stop you --- neither are we :lol: :lol:

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Re: Stir up Sunday.
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2009, 20:03 »
looks like I'll be making one tomorrow like you then sunny - got to uses that brandy up somehow  :lol:

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Re: Stir up Sunday.
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2009, 20:09 »
Don't get me started on what you can do with brandy -- simplest is often best  :lol: :lol:

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Re: Stir up Sunday.
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2009, 08:36 »
I made mine last night  :D

I have done one every year for years.  It's the only Christmas pudding I like and we put a sixpence in it.

I get my 2 boys and OH to have a stir and make a wish. (and I do)

It's steaming on the hob today, I have to set the timer to remind me to top the water up from time to time.
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Re: Stir up Sunday.
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2009, 13:33 »
Most years I take all the ingredients to church and we pass it round and all have a stir and then the mixture goes into my puds for sale. Do you think I could get extra for them if I had them blessed :lol:

I've made nearl 100 puds so far this year, going to make my glutenfree ones tomorrow.

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Re: Stir up Sunday.
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2009, 13:40 »
wow thats a heck of a lot of calories and arm stiring there  :lol: :lol:

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Re: Stir up Sunday.
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2009, 17:50 »
Don't get me started on what you can do with brandy -- simplest is often best  :lol: :lol:

 :D  I'm with Sunshineband

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