Don’t be daunted by the foot-long ingredients list for our Christmas pudding – as with all the best, it’s filled to the brim with jewel-like dried fruits, warming spices and fragrant citrus. Unlike most though, it’s also free from gluten and dairy (not that you’d know it). In keeping with tradition, make it on the last Sunday before Advent – Stir-up Sunday, this year on 21st November. You should also gather everyone in the house around for the stirring, with each person taking their turn from youngest to oldest, and always stirring east to west (to symbolise the journey taken by the Three Wise Men). Steaming your pudding can be a tad daunting if you’ve never done it before, but this step by step here should guide you through.