We will be stirring it up this Sunday

November 22, 2017

Lots of people we support will be enjoying taking part in Stir Up Sunday this weekend. They love to bake and get involved with creating food for people they share their lives with.

With the ever growing following by enthusiasts for the Great British Bake Off, many individuals we support organise their own baking sessions and competitions.

In keeping with tradition, our favourite recipe is easy to make, and each service within Consensus has been sent it along with key nutritional facts so they can enjoy devouring it without any concerns.

So what is Stir Up Sunday?

It’s the last Sunday of the church year and the one before the start of Advent. In years past, when most families made their own Christmas pudding, it was the traditional day for everyone in the family to take a turn at stirring the pudding mix, while making a wish.

It is traditionally stirred (while making a wish) by each member of the family from East to West, to remember the Wise Men that visited Jesus in the Nativity Story.

Where does Christmas pudding come from?

There is speculation about the origins of Christmas pudding, although its beginnings apparently go back hundreds of years.

The recipe evolved over the years into plum pudding, containing dried fruits, eggs, breadcrumbs, and beers or spirits to increase its shelf life. In the 19th century, Prince Albert declared his love for the Christmas pudding and made it fashionable – it was at this time that it became a Christmas favourite.

We actively provide support and encouragement with food preparation so that people we support develop their knowledge and understanding about healthy eating and healthy lifestyle options. Baking presents an ideal opportunity help people improve and develop their skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Why not try your hand at a Christmas pudding recipe for Stir-up Sunday, and make it a social affair with individuals, colleagues, family and friends?

We are sure that you will feel very pleased about your get-ahead efforts when you triumphantly light the pud and make your entrance into the dining room on Christmas Day.