How to Flame a Christmas Pudding



  1. Remove any parchment, cling film or foil from your hot pudding.
  2. Put a warm, heatproof plate on top of the hot pudding, carefully invert it and let it slide out onto the plate.
  3. 3Put 3-4 tablespoons of brandy or rum into a small saucepan and warm gently without letting it boil.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and as you pour the liquid onto the pudding, carefully ignite the alcohol with a lighter.
  5. Before the flame subsides, tilt the serving plate and spoon any liquid back over the pudding. The flame will disappear when all the alcohol has burnt away.