What is Stir Up Sunday?
The Sunday before Advent, which this year falls on 22nd November 2009, is known as Stir Up Sunday. This day is traditionally the time to make your Christmas Pudding, Christmas Cake or your Mincemeat for Mince Pies.
Making your pud or cake early means it really does benefit from all this maturing. The flavour of the spices mellow and deepen, the fruits plump up and soften.
Billington’s Adds Depth of Colour and Flavour
Locking in rather than refining out the natural molases Billington’s unrefined cane sugars are perfect for such recipes. You really can taste the difference, whether you use Unrefined Dark Muscovado for your Christmas Pudding because it has a rich taste and adds real depth, or Unrefined Light Muscovado in your Mince Pies to add creamy fudge flavour, Billington’s is perfect.
Once you’ve got all your ingredients together, and as you are creating your materpiece, get each member of your family to take turns in stirring the mixture. As they do, they can each make a wish. Don’t forget to add your old six pence or a silver charm (wrapped in a piece of greaseproof paper)