STIR UP Sunday is the day housewives cook up their Christmas puddings.
And visitors to Colne Valley Museum in Golcar can pick up some traditional tips.
Museum trustee Janet Jobber will be on hand as her alter ego ‘Mrs Sykes’ to offer a Christmas pud masterclass on Sunday, November 25.
The museum’s Victorian kitchen will be bustling with activity as puddings and mincemeat are made by museum volunteers using recipes passed down through generations of Colne Valley housewives.
Visitors can help Mrs Sykes stir her mixture and make a wish – and there will be some to buy too.
Foodies can also discover the unusual ingredients in famed cook Mrs Beeton’s mincemeat recipes and lend a hand at stirring that as well.
Meanwhile upstairs there will be a mini Christmas Craft Market with lots of unusual gifts and stocking-fillers plus homemade cakes and preserves.
And if all that stirring has made you hungry the museum cafe will be serving up homemade mince pies and Christmas cake (with delicious cheese – Yorkshire of course).
All that is on top of the museum’s fascinating displays and demonstrations of spinning, weaving and clog-making and the current exhibition As We Like It, a display of beautifully executed work from Calderdale Calligraphers.
The museum will be open from 1pm-5pm – and the admission is free.