National Plum Pudding Day: National Plum Pudding Day is a holiday that celebrates this delicious dessert. It is celebrated on February 12th of every year. There are many different types of plum pudding, but the traditional recipe features raisins, currants, dried cherries or cranberries, mixed peel (orange and lemon), sugar, butter, salt, and breadcrumbs. The earliest mention of plum pudding in England was found in an 18th-century cookbook by Hannah Glasse who wrote: “To make a Christmas Pudding”.
History Of National Plum Pudding Day
It’s not what you think it is! When the English first started to enjoy Plum Pudding Day, they had no idea that this delicious dish of rich fruit would be without any plums. The explanation seems linked with history and how people back then tended to refer only to dried fruits such as raisins or currants- hence why we call them “raisin bread.”
As well in the U.S, plum pudding is a traditional English dessert that was brought over by immigrants to America.
The History of Plum Pudding goes back much further than many people think, however! It actually dates back to Roman times when “plums” were raisins and it wasn’t until medieval Europe when dried fruit started being included in the dish.
Say goodbye to your family and friends this year if they don’t live near you, because Plum Pudding is the best way of saying “I love you.” This tasty treat originated in England around Christmas time.
a cooked rice-based mixture that’s usually steamed or boiled until firm with raisins inside being common flavoring for those who prefer sweeter tastes.
Plum pudding has a long and complicated history that dates back to England in the 1500s. Plum pottage started out as an appetizer dish made with meat, root vegetables like potatoes, and celery root (a type of onion) before evolving into what we know today: sweet desserts typically filled with fruit or nuts!
In the mid-1600s, plum pudding was so associated with Christmas that it was banned by Puritan powers such as Oliver Cromwell. In Britain, during this time period, you could be executed for celebrating pagan rituals like eating food offered at a feast on December 25th or exchanging gifts near Yule trees – not even mentioning how harshly these laws were enforced against anyone accused of being Romans Catholic!
The Victorians were a superstitious bunch, who enjoyed their food to be steeped in tradition. Whether it was Christmas decorations or centerpiece for the dinner table Plum Pudding became an essential part of many holiday celebrations during this time period because they believed eating them would bring good fortune through three different methods: magic spells cast by witches before trying out new recipes; honoring ancestors via rituals inherited from parents’ culture which includes making offerings ridden shrines known as chang- where you leave small sacrifices like fruit cake/plum pudding mixture on behalf of your departed loved ones – then finally… just being thankful that work is done!
National Plum Pudding Day Activities
- Um, make some plum pudding
Making your own bread pudding can be a lot of fun. Invite friends over to participate in stirring boiling puddings and making wishes for themselves!
- Host a pudding-off
From the time that children can mix and pour, there is always a sense of anticipation for when it comes to Christmas dinner. Making your own family’s plum pudding recipe will guarantee you get more than just one slice! It may seem like an involved process at first but once mastered anyone should be able to make this delicious dish with ease.
- Have plum pudding for breakfast
Though there are many different ways to enjoy plum pudding, consuming it first thing in the morning is one of my personal favorites. Whether homemade or store-bought– this rich and creamy dessert will make you feel like a king!
WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL PLUM PUDDING DAY
- We get an excuse to taste a holiday favorite
People wait months to order a “PSL” (Pumpkin Spice Latte) during the month of October.
Mentioning that there are certain food items that we normally only consume during specific times can spark conversation, but it’s best not to mention when people should be eating them since everyone has different schedules!
- It’s an opportunity to make a wish
Wishing can also bring us opportunities that we never expected-like winning an impossible game because someone else made them happen by granting your request in return for something small like offering support at the workplace during tough times etc.,
- It must be good for you (we think)
Plums are well known for their health benefits. They contain a hefty amount of nuts and berries, making them delectable as well!
This delicious tradition is celebrated in many places around the world. You can find plum pudding sold at restaurants, enjoyed by families during Christmas parties, and even found on top of Mount Fuji!