19th Century: Jersey Wonders

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

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2016

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Jersey wonders are not really wonders, but rather a traditional pudding from the island of Jersey made of twisted dough browned in lard. The housewives of Jersey would fry their wonders as the tide was going out. They believed that if they fried them on an incoming tide, the fat would overflow the pan. Today it is a favourite at Jersey’s country fairs and many people on the island have recipes going back generations, all apparently similar.

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