Hello my darling Hattingdonians. It’s February 12th. National Plum Pudding Day.
Oh what a happy day this is. Who doesn’t love Plum Pudding? We get to eat it at Christmas. And again today to celebrate its national day. In the U.S. that is. Unless they’ve picked up on it across the pond! Plum Pudding is an English confection. More about that in a moment.
First let’s view me modeling my Plum Pudding hat. Mrs. Farrell, who creates all of my hats named it simply — Plum!
Hattingdon modeling her Plum Pudding hat. Created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®.
“Plum pudding, also known as Christmas pudding, is a steamed or boiled pudding usually served during the holiday season. The name Christmas Pudding is first recorded in 1858 in a novel by Anthony Trollope.
In many recipes, plum pudding contains no plums. The reason for this is in the 17th century, plums were referred to as raisins or other fruits.
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 is also called Plum Duff.”
I am going to Mom’s (Mrs. Farrell) house so that she can show me how to make plum pudding. In the meantime, she has some set back from Christmas. I hope that she will serve up a piece with a nice cup of Darjeeling tea while the new batch of plum pudding is steaming.
Oh, and I must remember when stirring the pudding to make a wish for a new hat!
Horses are naturally Vegan. Of course! Visit Miss Kitchen Witch for a super recipe.
Wishing you a Hatful of Smiles™ topped with love. ♥♥♥
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