This isn't a black picture. Look again. It's a lovely gift of homemade Christmas pudding steamed for 1 1/2 hrs, upended on a flameproof dish, doused in brandy and lit with the lights turned off. In real life the blue flame made a larger, more impressive halo. And--we turned the lights on again--SO delicious to eat.
Normally I would ask for the recipe to learn how to make this myself, but in this case I don't want to know how. I hope we get a Christmas pudding again one day.