VIDEO: Make a Christmas pudding at Brodsworth

You’ll not be a pudding this Christmas if you take a trip to Brodsworth Hall.

“More fruit, less sugar and “well-floured moulds” are some of the key tips to be learnt from Brodsworth Hall’s Victorian cook in Mrs Beeton’s Christmas event, just one of the highlights of a Season of Christmas Celebrations at the English Heritage property this festive season.

Food historian Annie Gray, who has appeared regularly on television programmes such as Bake-Off and alongside chefs including James Martin and Heston Blumenthal, brings stories from a Victorian kitchen to life from both upstairs and downstairs. The original Victorian kitchen at Brodsworth Hall and all its fascinating pots and pans is also open to visitors as part of the servant’s quarters at the Hall.

Commented Paul Robson, general manager at Brodsworth Hall and Gardens: “This is a fantastic time of year to visit Brodsworth Hall and we are really looking forward to a packed calendar of festive events. We are decorating a 25ft Blue Spruce, homegrown from our own gardens this year, which was in need of re-purposing from its current location. It will stand proudly in the elegant Entrance Hall, guaranteed to bring a smile to our visitors.”

The Mrs Beeton’s Christmas event will take place this Saturday and Sunday with performances at 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Acclaimed as the first and best English cookery writers in history, Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management was a guide to all aspects of running a house in Victorian Britain. Brodsworth’s own ‘Mrs Beeton’ opens her kitchen to visitors giving hints and tips for a successful Christmas. Costumed performers will be assisting with Victorian recipes.

Prices are £9.70 / £8.70 / £5.80. English Heritage members free.