National Plum Pudding Day

February 12

When is National Plum Pudding Day?

National Plum Pudding Day happens on Monday February 12, 2024.

Plum Pudding Perfection on National Plum Pudding Day!

February 12th is National Plum Pudding Day! Plum pudding, also known as Christmas pudding, is a traditional British dish that has been enjoyed for centuries. The dessert is usually served with sweet custard as a festive treat. But what ingredients are in this classic dish? Let’s take a closer look at the components of this delicious confection.

The Basics of Plum Pudding

Plum pudding is made up of dried fruits, spices, butter, sugar, flour, and breadcrumbs. The dried fruit often includes raisins, currants, sultanas (golden raisins) and mixed peel (the zest of citrus fruits). Any combination of these can be used to make plum pudding. Some recipes also include apples, apricots or prunes for an added layer of sweetness and complexity.
Spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg are essential for bringing out the flavors in plum pudding. Suet helps to keep the mixture moist while providing an interesting texture to each bite. Breadcrumbs help to bind all the ingredients together while adding a tender base layer under the crunchy crust that forms on top when baked. Sugar brings it all together and gives the pudding its signature sweetness.
Plum puddings are usually steamed before serving but some people prefer to bake them instead. No matter how you choose to prepare it, there’s no denying that this delicious dessert has been delighting palates for centuries!

Finally – A Topping for Your Plum Pudding

Plum puddings can be served with variety of toppings like brandy butter or cream but nothing beats a warm homemade custard sauce! The combination of creamy custard paired with sweet-tart plum pudding will have your taste buds singing in celebration on National Plum Pudding Day!
From its humble beginnings as a festive treat during the holidays to its current status as a beloved dessert year-round, plum pudding has come a long way since its invention in Britain centuries ago. So get creative in the kitchen today and whip up something special – happy baking!

When does National Plum Pudding Day happen next year?

National Plum Pudding Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday February 12, 2025
  • Thursday February 12, 2026
  • Friday February 12, 2027
  • Saturday February 12, 2028
  • Monday February 12, 2029


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