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NATIONAL PLUM PUDDING DAY – February 12

National Plum Pudding Day - February 12

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 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.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Try one of these plum pudding recipes:

Plum Pudding
Plum Pudding II
Plum Pudding Sauce

Use #NationalPlumPuddingDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Plum Pudding Day.

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