Now that Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night are behind us, it’s time to turn our attention to the joys of Christmas baking!
Naturally, the first things to be made are the pudding, cake and wonderful home made mincemeat – all the flavours of Christmas!
I always start with the puddings as they need a few weeks for all of the lovely flavours to mature. If you have never made Christmas puddings before, maybe because you thought they were too much trouble or too challenging then I want to encourage you to give it a go. The list of ingredients is quite long but it is simply a matter of weighing them out, ticking them off as you go so nothing gets forgotten and left out, and mixing it all together – what could be easier than that!