Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!
Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!
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They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!
Food is huge in my family. My grandparents ran a family restaurant for years, which my aunts and uncle worked in during their teen years. It sadly burned to the ground when my mother was nineteen. I snagged a singed menu from the restaurant that hangs in my kitchen even now. Here’s an image of my mother and grandfather at the burn site from an old newspaper:
I’d never heard of suet pudding before a few years ago. My mother unearthed her grandmother’s original recipe and surprised the whole family with it on Christmas Eve. My aunts and uncles seemed transported back to their childhood with each bite.
Ever since she was able to recreate the recipe (in my great grandmother’s original double boiler no less), she has made it a new Christmas tradition for our family. I convinced her to make a single portion ahead of time so that I could share it with you all!
One of the tricks to suet pudding is the warm glaze you pour on top of the moist cake. It takes a few hours to make the entire concoction, but it has been an incredibly special treat for our holiday festivities. The time is definitely worth it. Oh, and that’s me sounding like baker extraordinaire, when I haven’t made it once. My mother is the genius behind this, and I am TOTALLY milking it. In my defense…..um….well, basically she’s just mastered it and I haven’t. 🙂
Grab the recipe for my family’s traditional suet pudding below, and check out all the other amazing Christmas recipes from the rest of the bloggers!
Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!