Date: Saturday 11th December
Time: 10.30am – 4pm
Price: Included with museum entrance ticket
Categories: Living History
Join us to spread a little festive cheer!
Visit the historic Museum Kitchen to stir a bowl of Mrs Beeton’s Christmas Pudding mix, make a wish, and then tuck in to a taster of the finished product.
The Great Pudding Stir has taken place in the historic kitchen of the Museum of East Dorset in Wimborne Minster for almost thirty years.
The recipe is taken from Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management, edited by Isabella Beeton between 1859 and 1861. The original recipe for “A Plain Christmas Pudding for Children” contained flour, bread crumbs, stoned raisins, currants, suet, eggs, milk, candied peel, powdered allspice and salt.
Mrs Carter, our resident pudding expert, said sugar is now added to the recipe “to make it more palatable”, and the pudding is warmed on a coal-fired range.
Museum admission tickets can be booked in advance or paid for on the day.