British Pudding Day is a holiday when all lovers of this dish can get together and enjoy its delicate taste, try new tastes and unexpected recipes. November 9th is the day when you can learn more about pudding, its history, for example, the British dish can be sweet and salty, the American version is usually only sweet.
In Britain, pudding first appeared at the beginning of the 14th century and is still one of the main dishes of the British menu. The name comes from the English “poding”, which means – the stomach of an animal filled with meat. Also, the name is associated with the word “botellus”, which has Latin roots and means sausage. From the word “botellus” came the word “budin”, it was later that it began to mean a dish known to everyone.
In the 16th century, many housewives had small ovens in the kitchen that did not heat up to a high temperature. They made baked puddings. In the 17th century, the dish was salty and sweet, but in the second half of the 18th century, the salty version was practically not prepared.
- Bakewell pudding originated from the ancient Roman flan, it contains almonds. The name of the dish comes from the name of the city in Derbyshire where it was first prepared.
- One of the most popular and widespread types of puddings is chocolate pudding, which is mentioned in 1730.
- Until the 19th century, rice pudding was recommended as a medicine that could cure digestive problems.
- In the 17th century, Monmouth pudding was considered a staple food for the poor, made from stale, black bread that was boiled in milk.
- Manchester pudding is a favorite dish of Queen Victoria, in the 19th century it was renamed in her honor and called the Queen of Puddings.
How to celebrate
If you love pudding, be sure to cook it and treat your friends. If you have never tried this dish, it’s time to diversify your menu and treat yourself. You can prepare a treat yourself, fortunately, there are many recipes on the Internet, or you can go to a restaurant to order a dish from the chef. If you cook yourself, be sure to share the results on social networks using the hashtag #BritishPuddingDay.
When is British Pudding Day celebrated in 2022?
British Pudding Day is observed on November 9 each year.