christmas pudding 'coins' (charms or tokens)
It's an old British tradition - seen in other countries as well - to put silver coins or sometimes other charms into traditional Christmas plum pudding. The idea is that if you find a coin in your piece of pudding you will have luck - especially with money - for the forthcoming year. These days because of the use of base metal coins the tradition is difficult to maintain. So I have created my own slant on the tradition and have made sets of pure silver Christmas pudding 'coins', each of which has been etched with a vintage Christmas illustration. Each set comes with recipes for my family's traditional Christmas pudding and brandy sauce, as well as care and use instructions. Made by me!
The traditional British Christmas Pudding with brandy sauce and a sprig of holy. The first recipes of this pudding came from the Middle Ages. In 1595, spirits, dried fruit, eggs, and breadcrumbs were added to the recipe and it ... The traditional British Christmas Pudding with brandy sauce and a sprig of holy. The first recipes of this pudding came from the Middle Ages. In 1595, spirits, dried fruit, eggs, and breadcrumbs were added to the recipe and it became plum pudding. In 1664, it was banned by the Puritans as a lewd custom! In 1714, King George I re-established pudding as part of the Christmas feast even though the Quakers strongly objected, and people began sprinkling it with brandy and setting it aflame when serving it to their guests. The Christmas pudding was not a tradition in England until it was introduced to the Victorians by Prince Albert. By this time the pudding looked and tasted as it does today. The traditional cooking time takes about eight hours, with preparation taking even longer due to extensive marinating. The longer the fruit is marinated in brandy, cider, or both, the better it tastes and this could take weeks!