Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Join The Pudding Club
We liked to think of the Empire as a big club of the right sort of chaps all as one in a common cause of mutual trade based on a single currency. To that end were many ways of getting the message across.
The King’s Christmas Pudding was one of them, the recipe from around 1930, give or take five years is above.
How many happy families in Britain were persuaded that this was for them is not known, but there must have been a few who made the attempt, indigestion or IBS regardless.
Our Empire is long gone as are the trading patterns on which it is based. We bought, or rather were sold, into Europe.
This was intended to be a union of the right sort of chaps all as one with trade in common and with a single currency.
So what might be the equivalent Euro pudding of today?
Superannuated frog meat marinaded in retsina tossed with sauerkraut fried in olive oil and laced with bitter Seville oranges?
The US version might be anything you find in a Walmart throwaway bin cooked in The Grapes Of Wrath.