These methods will set off your plum pudding with aplomb
These two loved and trusted ways of getting a fabulous flame on your pud both rely on the same essentials – that is getting your brandy, your serving implement and the pudding itself warm. Our additional serving suggestions include keeping your audience calm and seated, and moving all flammable objects out of the way.
FLASH IN THE PAN
1 Pour cooking brandy into a small pan and gently warm until it begins to start steaming.
2 Tip it to the side of the pan and light.
3 Angle the pan away from you and pour over a warm pudding.
LADLE IT ON
1 Fill a metal ladle or large metal spoon about three-quarters full of cooking brandy.
2 Heat over a candle flame.
3 Carefully tip the candle flame towards the brandy to light.
4 Pour your flaming brandy over the top of the pudding.