Monday, November 3, 2008

Christmas Pudding.

Look what we made on Saturday at my sister in law's church. It was so easy and then I came home and boiled it for five hours. It smelt so good.

For information about the history of the Christmas pudding, look here.

9 comments:

Linda said...

That is wonderful!

Momtosweeties said...

oh yum! I bet it tasted even better than it smelt :)

Hill upon Hill said...

It now waits till Christmas when I need to boil it again for 2 and a half hours....

Cathy said...

I have heard of Christmas pudding and I cn most definitely make assumptions about it....but what is it exactly?

Hill upon Hill said...

This one called for eggs, butter, sugar, lots of dried fruit and spice and some brandy. Add flour and breadcrumbs. Combine and then tie in a calico bag and boil. I can only guess that it comes from the United Kingdom, where a warming, filling pudding would have been good for large families. Also silver pennies and trinkets were hidden in the pudding for people to find.... I love the pudding part of the meal. It is up there with mince pies: sweet pies filled with fruit and spice, pastry with sugar on top.

The pudding ends up being a much heavier cake I guess.

Redwoodhouse said...

Christmas pudding is just the best, not for the faint hearted though! it is very filling but with a little cream, custard or brandy butter it is so yummy. I put nuts and cherries in mine too, and when it is taken to the table the tradition is to ladle a soon of warm brandy over and light with a match you then have this wonderful glowing pud to present to the Christmas table.
Just totally yummy...
Jan

GingerLouise Clothing said...

Its so pretty, I am definately going to try this.

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Susan L said...

Such a great tradition! This is sweet and a wonderful thing to anticipate for Christmas. And yummy, too, huh?

I enjoy your restful blog...
Susan :-)