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The Potteries care home stir-up a festive pud

December 2nd 2015

ellesmere-house-sj-116Residents at The Potteries care home in Poole donned their aprons and had their mixing bowls at the ready for a festive ‘stir-up’ on the traditional day for making Christmas puddings, Stir-up Sunday.

Residents and the care team used a Christmas pudding recipe created especially for the home by Great British Bake Off finalist Brendan Lynch. Led by head chef, Sarah Beaumont, residents took it in turns to stir in the ingredients, including mixed peel, festive spices and glace cherries, and then made a secret wish.

Stir-up Sunday, which takes place on the last Sunday before Advent, is traditionally the day when families and friends gather together to ‘stir-up’ their Christmas pudding and make a wish, leaving plenty of time for the pudding to mature before Christmas Day.

Zita Turner, home manager said: “We all had a wonderful time adding the ingredients to the mixing bowl and seeing if we could recognise the different spices. Baking has many therapeutic benefits and mixing certain ingredients associated with Christmas can trigger memories and happy feelings from Stir-up Sunday’s of the past.

“For many of the residents this is a lifelong tradition that they remember doing as a child and we were keen to continue this important milestone in the lead up to Christmas.  And it’s not too late to make your own Christmas pudding, Brendan Lynch’s recipe can be downloaded at www.careuk.com/stirupsunday.”

Head chef, Sarah Beaumont, concluded: “We all really enjoyed using Brendan’s special recipe to make our Christmas pudding and we can’t wait to taste it on Christmas Day.” 

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The Potteries is an attractive and contemporary, purpose-built care home located in the suburb of Broadstone, just a few miles from the centre of the beautiful seaside town of Poole. The home offers 79 bedrooms over three floors, and has been designed first and foremost with your loved one’s comfort, relaxation and entertainment in mind. As well as providing superb facilities, The Potteries offers a full range of round-the-clock care services for older people, including residential care, nursing care and specialist care for individuals living with dementia.

The Potteries
187 York Road
Broadstone
Poole
Dorset
BH18 8ES

0333 321 0929

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