Our Top Five Facts About Christmas puddings | The Royal Mint

The good old Christmas pudding is a firm favourite for families to finish off a Christmas dinner, but you may be surprised to find out that the dish has a colourful history behind it. 

We’ve put together our top five facts about our favourite festive dish, which you can share with family or friends this December!

  • Original Christmas puddings included meat, such as partridge or beef
  • The Christmas Pudding was immortalised as a signature Christmas favourite in Charles Dickens’ novel ‘A Christmas carol’ 
  • The pudding was originally made with 13 ingredients to represent Jesus and His 12 Disciples 
  • Although it contains no plums, the traditional Christmas pudding was also known as plum pudding
  • The recipe calls for the pudding to be steamed and not baked, as many households did not originally have an oven

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