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    as part of a bigger meal .
    • Difficulty


Appears in
At Christmas We Feast: Festive Food Through the Ages

By Annie Gray

Published 2021

  • About

Richard Bradley, 1736, The Country Housewife and Lady’s Director56

Described as ‘a pudding made in the law [stomach] of a sheep or hog ... formerly a standard dish at Christmas’, hackin was one of the many close cousins or possible forbears of plum pudding.57 It was apparently linked to a tradition whereby the hackin ‘must be boiled b