My mother-in-law's solution to leftover plum pudding is a great Boxing Day standby, and worth buying an extra Society pudding for. What with the brandy and the liqueur, be sure not to have any heavy machinery waiting to be operated up after this.
Stanton & Killeen's 12-year old Muscat (ref AU10522, £16 per half) is the soulmate of Christmas pudding, any which way.
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Melt a little butter in a frying pan and cut the leftover pudding into slices or triangles. Fry these gently, then ignite with a generous tot of orange liqueur - Liqueur d'Oranges à la Fine Champagne ref LR71, £19 is the perfect stuff for this, just as it is for flaming the pudding on Christmas Day. Let the flames subside before lifting out the slices. Serve with the pan juices and chilled whipped cream.
Janet Wynne Evans