Fail-proof Family Christmas Pudding Recipe.
(All photos are clickable.)
Make breadcrumbs. It's okay to cover your ears if the noise is too much but don't stop making breadcrumbs. (The Most Adorable Granddaughter#3 makes the most of every one's inattention to help herself to a shortbread biscuit.)
Measure dried fruit and nuts and add breadcrumbs to fruit.
Cream together butter and brown sugar. It isn't necessary to do a taste test but if you must ...
Crack eggs and add to butter mixture one at a time. It's okay if everyone has a turn even though The Most Adorable Granddaughter#2 isn't too sure if Adorable Granddaughters#3 & #4 should be let loose with eggs!
Another taste test ... in spite of The Most Adorable Granddaughter#1's verbally expressed disgust that the mixture contains raw eggs!
Measure flour and spices and add butter mixture to flour mixture. Mix well. We seem to be missing a few family members. (Excuse me but only The Most Adorable Granddaughter#4 and her Daddy had a valid excuse.)
Start preparing lunch. (Actually I think only one had anything to do with helping to prepare lunch but who cares?)
Every family member must stir the mixture. Um, where's the family gone?
Make two puddings and tie with string. We seem to be short on helpers here. Again.
Help clean up. (Sorry, so few photos of this happening: perhaps another family member can shed some light on this?)
Fresh scones hot from the oven for all!