‘Pease pudding hot, pease pudding cold, Pease pudding in the pot nine days old.’
Thus went the old skipping rhyme. I love pease pudding with ham or boiled bacon or indeed any old thing. It is as old as our history and was sold by street vendors well into the nineteenth century. You can now buy ham stock cubes, which will do if you are not boiling a ham. In Scotland they sell smoked pork ribs in the supermarket and ham knuckles are easy to come by.