For as far back as I can remember on a Saturday or Sunday in November or early December we have gathered together as a family unit to prepare the Christmas pudding for the festive season ahead. Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Grandparents, Great Grandparents all gathered together around the kitchen table working as one. Our family has always observed the tradition of mixing in old silver coins and charms that we have kept from times gone by. They are divided amoungst the gathered and we each in turn make wishes for the season and year ahead. It is a very special tradition I personally cherish.
According to my mamma this recipe goes back for 6 generations that she is aware of and is passed onto me and my siblings and cousins as the 7th. Our ancestors came from various places across the globe, but this recipe most likely came from the English part of our ancestory.
It is one of my fondest Christmas memories to be gathered around the family table at Christmas when after hours of boiling on Christmas morning the pudding is finally served up and carved by my grandmother and served with generous helpings of hot steaming custard. As children it was always a competition to see who would gather the most charms and coins . This has been inherited by the generation after mine . . . .
The recipe while not fully diclosed is photographed and left for your own interpretation. This is one of my mammas most prized recipes and I am grateful to her for permission to share it with you. Here is our pudding told in pictures.
From my family to yours, Merry Christmas !!!