The last Sunday before Advent is often called ‘Stir-up Sunday.’ Traditionally it’s when Christmas pudding was made. As we’re not having one of those this year, we made our cake instead. I forgot to post this last week; the cake is now safely tucked away coming out only to be ‘fed’ with brandy on an occasional basis before being covered in marzipan and icing.
Why ‘Stir-up Sunday’? The best explanation I can find is on the website of Woodlands Junior School in Kent – read here.