National Plum Pudding Day

National Plum Pudding Day

 

February 12, 2015 is National Plum Pudding Day!

Did you know?

*Plum pudding, also know as Christmas pudding, is a steamed or boiled pudding usually served during the holiday season.

*  In many recipes, plum pudding actually contains no plums.  The reason for this is in the 17th century, plums were referred to as raisins or other fruits.

*  The name Christmas pudding is first recorded in 1858 in a novel by Anthony Trollope.

*  Plum  pudding is usually made up of nutmeg, raisins, nuts, apples, cinnamon and dates along with other ingredients.

*  Plum pudding has also been known to be called plum duff.

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Source: www.nationaldaycalendar.com

 

Did you know?

In England, it is a tradition to have every person in a household simultaneously hold onto a wooden spoon together to help stir the batter. As they stir they also make a wish.

During the Puritan period in England, plum pudding was outlawed because it was considered “sinfully rich.”

Source: www.examiner.com