Eaton & Cringleford

Cringleford care home stirs it up with Bake Off star

Just Regional
Nov 16, 2015 2 mins read

Residents at Cavell Court care home in Cringleford have got their mixing bowls and wooden spoons at the ready for a festive ‘stir-up’ on the traditional day for making Christmas puddings, Stir-up Sunday.

The Care UK team has joined forces with former Great British Bake Off finalist Brendan Lynch who has created a Christmas pudding recipe especially for the care home on Dragonfly Lane.

Stir-up Sunday traditionally takes place on the last Sunday before Advent and this year it falls on November 22. It is the day when families and friends gather together to stir their Christmas pudding and make a wish, leaving plenty of time for the pudding to mature before Christmas Day.

Head chef Wayne Robinson will be using the special recipe to bake with residents, who will be joined by members of the Cringleford Women’s Institute on Friday.

Anita O’Neill, home manager at Cavell Court, said: “Stir-up Sunday provides the Care UK team and residents with a wonderful opportunity to take part in a tradition which also encompasses all the benefits of baking. Reminiscence activities such as baking are so important for older people, especially for those living with dementia, as the familiar scents and tastes can evoke happy memories from the past.”

Brendan said: “I am a strong believer in the therapeutic benefits of baking for older people and combining this with a traditional occasion such as Stir-up Sunday can create a calm and comforting environment for all involved.”001 Care UK hosts Stir-up Sunday with Great British Bake Off Star


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