Serves: an entire pudding and then some
Christmas pudding wasn’t one of my family’s Christmas traditions growing up.
I recall that puddings were purchased and even cooked, though Christmas pudding was a sideshow at best and one attempted some hours after the main meal had come and gone.
In the Ashes Family – Nat’s family – Christmas pudding is a load-bearing part of their tradition.
Served with “Grandma’s” brandy sauce.
This sauce is a sort of dial-it-to-11 sort of sauce. A Christmas special.
Your heart would stop if you had this every day for a week.
Thank God then there is just one Christmas Day and this sauce.
I didn’t know you well, though thank you Nat’s Grandma. I like tradition and your tradition is now part of mine.
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup water
50 mls cream
2 tbsp brandy
- Heat the butter, browned sugar, water over a low heat heat and combine.
- Add cornflour to thicken as necessary.
- Once thickened, add the cream and brandy. Whisk until combined and thickened. (And more brandy as you feel fit:)
- Enjoy… it’s Christmas!