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A nice little British tradition. Pour brandy on the Christmas cake and set fire to it.

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24th December 2013
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2 years ago #9570448        
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Christmas Pudding, not cake. Often served with Brandy Butter (butter with brandy and sugar creamed into it) and/or cream as a desert at the main Christmas meal.
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03113/Christmas-Pudding_3113766b.jpg
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/christmaspudding_71054

Christmas Cake is something different; a rich fruit cake, usually covered with marzipan and icing, and often steeped since about September in as much brandy as it can be coaxed into holding without actually falling apart. Delicious with Cheddar cheese and a glass of port as part of, e.g., a light(er) Christmas supper. Although that's very much a Yorkshire way of eating it; other parts of the country haven't worked out just how good it is yet.
http://www.thegreatbritishdiet.co.uk/Images/IcedChristmasCake.JPG
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/christmascake_2359

Puddings are steamed. Cakes are baked. Although, to confuse things completely, there are plenty of places in the country where the desert course of a meal, of any sort, is called "pudding".

Dev


2 years ago #9611108        
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It's a safer tradition than putting candles on a large piece of tinder (aka a xmas tree) and lighting them =p


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3 years ago #9482263        
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What a lovely tradition!

Rosin

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2 years ago #9560551        
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For every holiday and special event, there should be a tradition of setting at least something on fire or else it cannot be considered an actual holiday or special event.

3 years ago #9440604        
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Oh Hey! It's my grandmother's cooking!

3 years ago #9421831        
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I approve of this tradition so very much.
Don't burn the mistletoe- who'll eat it by accident now?!

3 years ago #9411654        
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BURN!! :D

3 years ago #9406843        
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You do realize that England looks like the Master from DW...

Hector

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5 years ago #9040068        
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That's what we do.

I seem to recall an idiot friend of mine using petroleum and not brandy though.

4 months ago #9784440        
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... I would have just ate it

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