Yesterday was Advent Sunday, which traditionally, Chez Stitches, marks the beginning of the Christmas festivities with the preparation of the Christmas Pudding.

This is tradition not without it’s moments of hilarity.

The first year I made it I completely misread the recipe and had to stay up until 1am steaming the pudding.  I set the alarm for every hour in case I fell asleep. I didn’t want the pan to boil dry.

Last year I blew up a blender and a food processor making the breadcrumbs.

This year…well, it all went strangely smoothly.

We gathered a bowlful of tasty ingredients:We stirred and we wished:We steamed for 8 hours:Et voila…All ready for Christmas lunch.   Delish!