I've read dozens of sea stories and plum pudding is mentioned many times. I just looked it up on google.com and despite there being no plums it appears to be a rich desert that you can douse with alcohol and set afire.Ingrediants are bread crumbs, raisens, eggs, cinnamon, sugar, butter, rum, nuts. Appears to be an old English holiday tradition and sailors must have liked it on Christmas as a special treat different from the usual terrible food available at sea.By the way, the cover artist is Dominic Cammerota. I'm not familiar with his work at all.
I've eaten my share of English plum puddings, usually smothered in Bird's custard, and usually with one or two small coins baked/steamed inside as prizes.Also, the character on this cover looks suspiciously like The Skipper on Gilligan's Island ...
I was just trying to think of who he reminded of and BISH hit the nail on the head. I also thought of William Bendix and "Hoss" of Bonanza. No plums in plum pudding a misnomer?
I think I'm going to have to make one of these, sans alcohol. I wonder if it will be as good. But then, how would I know if I've never had one before?
I fear the cat wants some cake
One of the cooking shows I am a fan of did a show about the difference between what we call pudding and what the British do.
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