Every year the Christmas feast culminates with the ritualistic lighting of the pudding
And every year your uncle somehow manages to make a mess and nearly set granny on fire. Luckily, we’ve put together an easy GIF guide to ensure success every time.
Make sure you have all the key ingredients to hand. You’ll need some brandy, a ladle, a candle (or something similar to heat the ladle) and of course the delicious Christmas pud.
Pour out roughly two tablespoons of brandy into the ladle.
Carefully heat the ladle over a flame to warm the brandy, making sure not to hold your hand too near to the flame as that’s a surefire way to ruin Christmas day! Heat the ladle for around 20 seconds otherwise the brandy may not light and you’ll be left with a very soggy pudding.
Gently tilt the ladle so that the brandy catches on fire. Be careful not to tip the ladle too much otherwise you’ll end up covering your candle in brandy.
Turn the lights down low, get your best “oohhs” and “ahhhs” ready and pour the brandy over the pudding.
Once the flames have fully faded, tuck in!
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