It’s “Stir Up Sunday” and Advent is coming! GET READY!

Advent is upon us soon. The Last Sunday of the Year is 26 November. That is “Stir Up Sunday“.

The “stir up” comes from the first words of the traditional Collect at Mass of the Last Sunday of the Year.

Excita, [Stir up!] quaesumus. Dómine, tuórum fidélium voluntátes: ut, divíni óperis fructum propénsius exsequéntes; pietátis tuæ remédia maióra percípiant.

Many stir up the ingredients for their Christmas puddings on Stir Up Sunday, and steam it, so that it has adequate time to set before the big day.

What are YOUR pudding plan?

Find a recipe, make a plan with the family, and make a Christmas pudding this year!

You can help me with the ingredients and win my gratitude as well as remembrance among the benefactors I pray for at Mass.

Think about getting your Christmas shopping done early.

First, remember always… always… to use my links when you shop online on Amazon.  US HERE – UK HERE

Thanks in advance!

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  1. benedetta says:

    We stirred up this afternoon and our pudding is steaming right now. I happened to have kirsch on hand, so I used that in a cherry and chocolate Christmas pudding recipe I found. We will see how it is in about a month!

  2. Deacon John says:

    We used Mary Berry’s recipe from the Great British Baking Show Master Class, the episode that featured Christmas bakes. It uses butter instead of suet, which the less adventurous eaters among our future guests may find more palatable. We learned from Berry’s co-host Paul Hollywood that in the north of England, custard is the preferred accompaniment to the Christmas pud, rather than brandy butter or hard sauce.

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