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While Shepherds Cook their Puds by Night

Christmas began on 22 November at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd with our Head Chef, Steve Le-Bretton making an exclusive batch of Christmas puddings on Stir-up Sunday using a traditional recipe from one of the Hospice’s long term volunteers.

The stirring of ingredients to produce a moist and fruity pudding mix are traditionally made on the last Sunday of November to allow the flavours to develop in the lead up to 25 December.

Christmas can be a poignant time for some. Many people in the community will be remembering someone special, others will be requiring support from our Hospice and there will be those who will be spending their Christmas here at the Hospice with us. Steve will create the puddings as part of his repertoire of festive baking on the run up to Christmas that is always a huge success with patients, staff and volunteers alike. The home-made aromas can be smelt throughout December and there is rarely an empty plate after the many Christmas feasts that are enjoyed by many.

This year, one of our oldest volunteers has kindly shared her Christmas pudding recipe with our talented Head Chef who will create 10 festive puddings that people can enter into a competition and have the chance to win one of our exclusive puds!

Chef, Steve says “Christmas is a special time of the year and food plays a huge role. We pride ourselves on producing home-cooked, nutritious food at the Hospice and truly celebrate the festive season where the kitchen gets everybody’s taste buds going. This year’s Christmas pudding will be extra special and I delighted that the public will have the chance to win one!”

For your chance to win one of two of these exclusive puddings simply visit our website www.hospicegs.com/news/christmas-pud or call us on 01244 851811 with the answer to the following question:

Q: Name a traditional ingredient that is used in a Christmas pudding

Winners will be drawn on Friday 18th December at 12 noon and informed the following week.