Stir Up Sunday 2016

Stir Up Sunday at The Courtyard Tearoom in Saffron Walden was a great success this year. Everyone was invited to add ingredients to the pudding mix, give a stir and make a wish. This was our third Stir Up Sunday event and we received a fantastic turnout and a big thank you to everyone who took part. This year we introduced a prize for the best fancy dressed visitor, which was won by Lily-Ella, who was dressed as a Christmas tree.

Stir-up Sunday is the traditional day for everyone in the family to take a turn at stirring the Christmas pudding, whilst making a wish. The pudding mixture was always stirred from East to West in honour of the three Wise Men who visited the baby Jesus. Whilst stirring the pudding mixture, each family member would make a secret wish. Traditionally, a silver sixpence was stirred into the mix, to bring the finder wealth and good luck in the year to come.

On Sunday all visitors who helped stir the pudding mix were given a Cole's Brandy Christmas pudding.

We look forward to seeing everyone back next year.