I've just relaunched my Christmas pudding tokens (coins or charms) for the 2012 festive season!
These are always one of my most popular items at this time of year, however, this year they're being featured in the Christmas issue of House and Garden magazine, which is out in early November. So if you'd like a set I suggest you get in early as I don't know if I'll be able to keep up with demand, given the sets are all handmade!
What the tokens are for
If you're wondering what the tokens are for, in Australia, the UK and various Commonwealth countries it's been a long-standing tradition to put silver coins or tokens into Christmas puddings, which are then served to guests on the big day.
The idea is that if you find one or more tokens in your slice of pudding, it will bring you good luck for the following year - especially in relation to money.
In my family we used silver sixpences and threepences when I was growing up. However, this tradition started dying out when real silver coins were replaced by modern coins made with base metals, which are toxic to use in cooking.
So I decided to make a pure silver set etched with vintage Christmas illustrations for my Mum to use in her puddings. I got a lot of great feedback about them, so decided to put them into production.
About my tokens sets
My tokens come in a set of six which are accompanied by recipes my family's easy to make Christmas pudding and delicious brandy sauce.
View the Christmas pudding tokens.