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What better or more traditional way to finish off Christmas dinner than with a showstopping flaming Christmas pud? Brandy works wonderfully well and we’ve added more punch by infusing it with fantastically festive flavourings.
Place 30ml (2 tbsp) brandy in a small pan with a cinnamon stick, a star anise and a couple of strips of orange zest. Heat for 1-2 minutes over a medium heat, turn off the heat and leave to infuse for 10-20 minutes.
Strain the infused brandy through a sieve into a jug. Light 3 tealights, then pour the brandy into a metal ladle.
Hold the bottom of the ladle over the flames to heat the brandy. This won’t take long at all and means the brandy is more likely to ignite.
Tilt the ladle ever so slightly so that the brandy catches light (take care when doing this!).
Pour the lit brandy over the top of your Christmas pudding – the flames will transfer and – voilà! – a spectacularly festive flaming pud.
Let your guests enjoy the flaming pud and the delicious spicy aromas. Once the flames have died, it’s ready to serve and enjoy.