Get ahead for Christmas by making your Christmas cake on "Stir up Sunday". It's the last Sunday before Advent and is the traditional start of the Christmas season celebrations. This year it falls on November 25th.
The name Stir up Sunday is thought to originate from the collect of the day from the Book of Common Prayer, which begins: 'Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord...." and unintentionally reminds the church goers that it's time to make the Christmas pudding or cake.
It's time to get your wooden spoons out and give your cake a stir. Make a few wishes and have a laugh with the family as you make your own Christmas cake this year. This is simply so you have plenty of time to feed it before Santa arrives with your favourite tipple.
So come the 25th of this month, our family will all make our wishes whilst stirring our Christmas cake to our handed down traditional fruit cake recipe.......and no it's a secret! The kids really throw themselves into it and begin to plan how they will eventually decorate it. the BBC have a lovely fruit cake recipe you could use. Then switch on the radio and dance around your kitchen! Whatever you do remember to have fun and make sure everyone has a stir and a wish.
Don't worry if you haven't got time or it's not something you feel up to doing, we can help!