Celebrating National Plum Pudding Day

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celebratingCathy Isom tells us why today is a great day for celebrating a mouth watering treat that has nothing to do with its name! That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

Today is National Plum Pudding Day, and what better way to celebrate then by learning more about this delicious dessert.

Plum Pudding, also known as Christmas pudding, is a steamed or boiled pudding. Interestingly enough, it contains no plums! The reason? In the 17th century, plums were referred to as raisins or other fruits. Plum pudding is composed of celebratingnutmeg, raisins, nuts, apples, cinnamon, dates and many other ingredients.

In England, traditionally every person in the home holds onto the wooden spoon together to help stir the batter. While they are stirring, they also have to make a wish!

Plum pudding has also been known to be called plum duff. Once upon a time in the Puritan reign in England, plum pudding was outlawed because it was considered “sinfully rich”.

To celebrate this sinful dessert on National Plum Pudding Day, dig out Grandma’s old recipe for plum pudding and make some to share with friends and family!

I’m Cathy Isom…