Making A Christmas Pudding For Stir Up Sunday
A couple of weeks ago we were invited by the Royal Mint Experience to a Christmas Pudding demonstration evening with celebrity chef Angela Gray. Hubby and I hadn't had a night out in ages and this sounded like fun so we jumped at the chance to leave the kids with nanny for an hour or two and enjoy an evening out.
When we arrived we were greeted with mince pies, biscuits, mulled wine and coffee and tea, a real little treat! The scene was set and it looked wonderfully Christmassy so we were excited for what we had in store, and we weren't disappointed.
Angela was a wonderful host for the evening and a great chef. I learnt so much about Christmas puddings and I even tried a little bit of a taster of the pudding that she made and it was absolutely to die for! I left inspired to make my own which I never have before.
Luckily we were given a great little gift of a Mason & Cash mixing bowl and spoon and our very own silver sixpence from the Royal Mint to stir into our pudding. The Royal Mint strike all sorts of coins and these ones are minted in 2016 and I'll keep it forever to keep on this tradition and I hope the children will pass it along too. These are the first silver sixpences to be struck for over 60 years and you can now buy them as gifts for special occasions and good luck charms. I think they are such a lovely idea.
The Royal Mint is opening it's doors more and more to the public with some great events. You can read our review of the Royal Mint Experience here and you can visit Santa there for £12 until the 23rd December, more info here.
We made a little video of ourselves making our Christmas Pudding on Stir Up Sunday...
Disclosure - we were invited to this event and given a little gift free of charge. All opinions are honest and my own.