Once again this year I shall make a Christmas Pudding. Stir-Up Sunday is getting close!
With that in mind, I thought I would share this interesting article from The History Blog:
112-year-old Christmas pudding found in cupboard
What is probably the oldest Christmas plum pudding in the world, tinned 112 years ago in 1899, has been found at the back of a kitchen cupboard in Poole, Dorset and donated to the National Museum of the Royal Navy at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in Hampshire. It was donated by a woman who found it in her cupboard after her husband’s death. She knew nothing about it other than the date stamped on the can — 1900 — and that it had been in her husband’s family for years.
Read the rest there.
Sadly, in the article we learn that this is marked “Peek, Frean & Co’s Teetotal Plum Pudding – London, High Class Ingredients Only.”
A Teetotaler Pudding? Really?