19th Century: Queen of Puddings

Preparation info
  • Makes


    individual puddings, or use 18 cm 7 inch ovenproof dish
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pride and Pudding: The History of British Puddings, Savoury and Sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2016

  • About

A pudding with such a regal name must be of royal origin. Except it isn’t. Some claim it was invented in honour of Queen Victoria, but it wasn’t. Puddings using milk-soaked bread, custard and jam were plenty in historical cookery books. The first time one appears under the name queen of puddings is in Massey and Son’s Comprehensive Pudding Book, where it is named ‘A queen’s pudding’. The pudding is made of a layer of custard thickened