No British Christmas is complete without a Christmas pudding. Despite reports that the traditional Christmas pudding has fallen out of favor for lighter desserts, it is as popular as ever. Christmas pudding is best made well in advance to allow it to mature which traditionally is made on “Stir it up Sunday”, the Sunday before Advent around the end of November. Don’t be put off by the number of ingredients in this recipe, although it may seem daunting, just assemble all your ingredients in advance, and the rest is easy. All that is left then is to make a wish.