Stir-Up Sunday

So the countdown to Christmas begins.

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Traditionally, today, the last Sunday before Advent, is the day when all the Christmas baking is done. So that’s the cake, the pudding and the pies. With home-made mincemeat, of course, which you prepared back in the Autumn when the apples fell.

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I haven’t actually made my cake yet. I haven’t had time. I’m going to use a cheat’s recipe at some point in the next month (in my *ahem* copious free time…). I’ll share it when I make it…

Normally, I’ll have made it by now, and I’ll feed it brandy every week. Not that I make traditional Christmas cakes. Mark isn’t a fan of raisins (or any dried grapes), so I substitute them for various other fruits, like cranberries and blueberries. Makes it a slightly lighter sort of cake.

How early do you do your Christmas baking?

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