The Great Pudding Stir

The Museum of East Dorset’s Great Pudding Stir is taking place on Saturday 11 December, 10.30am to 4pm. It is included in the Museum entry ticket.

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.

Museum visitors are invited to stir up a little festive cheer and take part in the event, make a Christmas wish and sample the finished pudding.

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.

Chezzie Hollow, Director of the Museum says “We are delighted that we are able to bring the Great Pudding Stir back this year. This festive event aims to bring history to life.”

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