How to set fire to a Christmas pudding - in simple steps
Clear away any flammable items
Before setting fire to your Xmas Pudding, make sure your working area is clear of anything flammable.
Heating brandy in a non-stick pan
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Heat up a small glass of brandy
Before setting fire to your Christmas Pudding, heat up some brandy in a saucepan.
Make sure your Xmas Pudding is hot
For best results, make sure that your Xmas Pudding is hot before setting fire to it.
Turn the lights down
When setting fire to your Christmas Pudding, turn down any room lighting. This will ensure your flames are visible for maximum wow factor.
Light the brandy in the pan
Light the brandy in the pan using a match as pictured, before putting the brandy on your Christmas Pudding.
Pour flaming brandy over your pudding
Now comes the excitement! Poor the flaming brandy over your Christmas Pudding.
Allow brandy to burn off
Wait a few moments while the brandy burns off, before moving to the next step with your Christmas Pudding.