22nd November 2015
Here at Care UK we’re delighted to be teaming up with Great British Bake Off 2012 finalist, Brendan Lynch, to celebrate the very British Stir-up Sunday tradition.
What is Stir-up Sunday?
It’s the last Sunday of the church year and the one before the start of Advent. In years past, when most families made their own Christmas pudding, it was the traditional day for everyone in the family to take a turn at stirring the pudding mix, while making a wish.
Many residents in Care UK care homes would have taken part in Stir-up Sunday. Today they still love to bake and are avid viewers of the GBBO. So we asked Brendan Lynch if he would develop a unique Christmas Pudding recipe for us.
Brendan’s mouth-watering Christmas pudding recipe is easy to make, download it using the button below and share it now with other passionate bakers you know.
Watch how Brendan developed the recipe and got residents ‘stirring up’ at Scarlet House care home in Stroud.
Brendan – the best choice
Brendan has been baking for many years and is passionate about the therapeutic benefits of baking, particularly for older people. As well as helping people to keep active, baking stimulates the senses and can trigger long-forgotten happy memories, particularly for those people who are living with dementia.
Many of Care UK’s care homes have been inspired by Brendan’s passion for baking and took part in Stir-up Sunday. Residents got creative on 22nd November, making Christmas puddings and other festive treats.
We’ll be posting lots of photos showing their Stir-up Sunday creations, so check back soon for an update. Remember to download and share Brendan’s recipe. Happy baking!