Hattingdon celebrates National Plum Pudding Day

Hello. It’s February 12, 2017, National Plum Pudding Day.

Hattingdon Plum Pudding Design

Hattingdon celebrates National Plum Pudding Day by wearing her Plum Pudding hat all day long. She loves that she not only gets to wear this hat at Christmas but again come February.

The Plum design always rates highly with Hattingdon® lovers so we know you won’t mind seeing it again.

Plum Pudding Hattingdon. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Plum Pudding Hattingdon. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Plum ranked #3 in 2016’s Top Five Christmas Designs. Her mane has been updated since then.

About National Plum Pudding Day

Observed on February 12th, National Plum Pudding Day is a day to learn more about this delicious dessert.

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.

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.

Source: National Day Calendar

Vegan Christmas Plum Pudding with Brandy Butter

Hattingdon and her creator Vivian Grant Farrell are both vegans. Think you can’t have tasty vegan version of this wonderful traditional dessert? Yes you can. Oh my, wait until you taste this!

Miss Kitchen Witch (your source for vegan magic), whose recipe we highly recommend, writes:

“I must be clear that this is not a fruit cake, nor is it a pudding in the American sense. As it ages, the alcohol breaks down the fruit and melds it with the flour portion of the cake. It is heavy and dense like a pound cake and more moist than fruit quick-bread. This is going to be my new family tradition to pass down.”

Vivian tried this in a friend’s Vegan Test Kitchen last year and it is simply marvellous. Go here for the recipe »



  1. Thanks so much for sharing my recipe for Vegan Christmas Pudding with your readers! Now I wish I had frozen and saved myself a slice from this past years’ Christmas in anticipation of National Plum Pudding Day! Yum 😉


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