John the Baptist was the precursor of Jesus, born six months before Christ. It is six months till Christmas and so we always have a little bit of Christmas on the feast of St John. Typically, pudding and custard.
Older son, Greg, sent me a text – he and his brothers in Adelaide also remembered the tradition and had Christmas cake last night, in honour of the feast.
Here is a summer pudding recipe, traditionally made in England on this feast day – cherry pudding decorated with flowers.