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National Plum Pudding Day

February 12, 2023 All day

FEBRUARY 12TH IS National Plum Pudding Day!

What is Plum Pudding?

Plum pudding is a traditional English dessert that is typically served during the Christmas season. It is a rich, moist, and spicy cake-like pudding that is made with suet, breadcrumbs, eggs, dried fruit, and spices.

The origins of plum pudding date back to medieval England when it was known as “plum porridge” and was made with beef and mutton broth, raisins, currants, prunes, and other dried fruits. Over time, the recipe evolved, and by the 18th century, the dish had become a dessert.

How should we celebrate it?

To celebrate National Plum Pudding Day, people may bake or buy plum pudding and share it with friends and family. Some may also participate in cooking contests or attend events that feature plum pudding. While the dessert is most commonly associated with the Christmas season, it can be enjoyed any time of the year.

Plum pudding has become a symbol of tradition and is often featured in literature, music, and film. The most famous reference to plum pudding is in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” where it is the centerpiece of the Cratchit family’s Christmas dinner.

Happy National Plum Pudding Day!