This must be boiled for two hours or longer if liked; then turn it on to a hot dish. After peeling some sweet almonds, cut them into shreds of even length and thickness, and stick them into the pudding, either all over or in straight lines, or in any way you fancy. Place a well-berried sprig of holly in the top.

It is an excellent plan to "light the pudding," for not only will it delight the heart of the children, but it will ensure the pudding being "piping hot," a most important point.

Slightly heat the brandy before pouring it round the pudding, and set it alight just at the dining-room door.