Greetings to all folks near and far.
Wow! I cannot believe this year is almost over. Before we know it, we will be entering another year and another chance to make life the best it can be for us.
My gosh! I have been going through my old recipe box, all my cook books and old magazines, looking for old fashioned, old-timey holiday recipes and I always end up making the same things every year.
As promised, here is my latest article from the Folklore and Mythology site at BellaOnline.com -- which is the traditional old fashioned recipe for Christmas Pudding.
Christmas Pudding - Traditional Recipe
Christmas Pudding is traditionally made on the Sunday before Advent. This was called "Stir-Up Sunday", which came from the old customs in England and is still commonly referred to by that name in the United Kingdom.
I would love to have you come visit in my forum and share holiday recipes with me. If there are some folklore or family traditions associated with your favorite recipes, I would be delighted to hear your stories. Come join me in a fun and friendly forum where all are welcome. We can sit on the Front Porch and chat. I look forward to meeting you.
Did you know that in the old days, before refrigeration, that the Christmas Puddings were wrapped in alcohol soaked cheesecloth and kept in a crock in cool, dry place for several weeks before it was eaten on Christmas Day? Well .... it was. I imagine that it must have been quite tasty by the time it was eaten, because it had to be checked often to make sure there was still enough alcohol on the cloth to preserve the pudding. My gosh! Then before serving on Christmas Day, warm brandy was poured over the pudding and lit. That must have been a real treat back in those days. Now, we can just refrigerate the pudding to keep it till Christmas.... unless, we might just like the old method better.
Till next time, keep an eye on that pudding. May you walk in peace and harmony.
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