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Boozy Sticky Christmas Cake - It's Stir Up Sunday Weekend After All!

It is Stir Up Sunday this weekend. The term comes from the Anglican Common Book of Prayer, "Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people,". It is believed that wishes come true on this day, as each member of the family commits their wish to the cake as they take a turn stirring the mix from East to West. This action is made this way in homage to the journey taken by the wise men to the crib, in the Nativity story. Traditionally a day to make the family Christmas pudding with 13 ingredients to faithfully represent the 13 disciples of Jesus. Charms and coins were also placed for luck and safe passage through life - bestowed on the finder, but not so good for your teeth! Best avoided!

How to make Christmas cake in an Aga range cookerThe day is an opportunity to embrace the Christmas season, and start it with family at the centre. Gather around you those whom you love, and ask them to join you in your 'Stir-Up'. 

 

Antonia has generously gifted us her beloved and very much tried and tested family recipe! 

< More tips for baking, roasting and cooking on and in your Aga range cooker this Christmas! 

 

Katy Boys

Katy Boys

Katy is a rural girl at heart. She loves long walks, home cooking, paddling in rivers, warm fires and socks and stomping in leaves with her children. After studying ‘drawing stuff’ at university in Bath, Katy spent 10 years selling wares and managing folk at Habitat in Bath. Welcoming children into her world prompted her to return to drawing things, people and places from home. This led her to us at Blake & Bull and the rest is history. She draws our stuff, provides cuddles for the office dog, and is here to chat to you lovely lot.

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