Plum Pudding

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The Cook’s Canon: 101 Recipes Everyone Should Know

The Cook’s Canon

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2003

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Like the English horn, which is neither English nor a horn,* plum pudding has no plums and is not a pudding in the modern sense, either of dessert in general (British) or a custard (United States). The etymology is uncertain, but as best as can be told, “pudding” comes from a Middle English word for stomach or intestine. This fits with the culinary history of the term, since sausages were stuffed into animal intestine casings, hence blood pu