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Appears in
The Daily Mail Modern British Cookbook

By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1998

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Pease pudding is made from yellow or green dried split peas, onion and bacon. Dating from the Middle Ages and invariably served with salt pork. It is one of our oldest dishes and was a popular street food in the eighteenth century, when it was sold from barrows with the cry, ‘Pease pudding hot, pease pudding cold, pease pudding in the pot, nine days old.’ It would originally have been boiled in a cloth, but it is easier to steam it. A variation includes diced bacon in the pudding. Leftover