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Stirring stuff

12 December 2014

A WEEK before Stir-up Sunday, these two volunteers were up to their elbows making 60 Christmas cakes for St Ursula's Christmas bazaar in Berne, a Swiss chaplaincy in the diocese in Europe. The list of ingredients included 106 eggs, 27 oranges, 25 kilos of dried fruit, and 6 kilos of flour - plus the brandy.

Everything was mixed and stirred by hand in a plastic bath before being blessed by the Archdeacon of Switzerland, the Ven. Peter Potter. Everybody had a stir, and made the traditional wish, and the cakes were then taken home to bake. They were to be brought back to church in time for others to decorate.

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