Christmas puddings ideally need to be made well in advance. We made ours last weekend while we were all at home together, as we have a tradition of all giving it a mix and making a wish. The recipe is from Mum’s school days and was given to her by a teacher. Once all mixed together it is then steamed for four hours and then tightly wrapped until Christmas day. I’m not massively keen on eating Christmas pudding but making it is fun and on Christmas day you can’t beat watching a bit of brandy being set on fire.