Christmas Pudding & miniature brandy
A luxurious Irish plum pudding for Christmas!
Plum pudding is the essence of Christmas in Ireland and no one can ever make it like one's own dear mother, but here's our Christmas Pudding that's a little bit Limerick and a lot of Cork thrown in for good measure.
There are many traditions and superstitions surrounding the Christmas pudding. Some traditions say to make the pudding by the 25th Sunday after Trinity, with 13 ingredients to represent Christ and His Disciples. Every member of the family is to take a turn stirring the pudding with a wooden spoon from east to west, in honor of the three kings.
It is said that setting the brandy aflame represents Christ’s passion. A sprig of holly as the garnish is a reminder if His ‘Crown of Thorns.’ Holly supposedly brought good luck and had special healing powers. It was often planted near houses in the belief that it protected the inhabitants.
eggs, white flour, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, chopped almond pieces, grated apple, brown sugar, grated carrot,rind and juice of an orange and a lemon, raisins, currants, sultanas, candied cherries, breadcrumbs, candied mixed peel, Longueville House Apple Brandy, butter.
Including a miniature Longueville House Apple Brandy for flaming your pudding on Christmas Day.