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Aug 15, 2010 2:25 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Patricia, sometimes they are called 'Plum Puddings' but there is a lot of Regional cooking in the UK. There is a big north-south divide as well, with the north being poor and the south very affluent.
That recipe is my grandmas and they did not have fridges or freezers at all in the early 1900s, so everything was kept in the cold north facing pantry!
As you know sugar and alcohol are great preservatives, so when it is kept as airtight as they could get it, it does not go off at all. i have eaten these at well over a year old and they are fantastic, believe me. If you buy a shop bought one, they are never frozen, just wrapped up.
There is another pudding called Plum Duff, and people get confused with that and this, they are different in a lot of respects.
I used to know a girl who worked in a teaching Hospital doing post mortems, she used to keep her lunchbox in the fridge with the body parts. nobody ever stole her lunch.
Regards.
Neil.

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