Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Queen of Puddings

Queen of Puddings

This is a dish I have often read about but never tried, until recently, as part of a “Royal Tea” served on board the Regal Princess Cruise Ship. The dish is made up primarily of a custard base (sometimes the custard sits on a lining of breadcrumbs), and is topped with a layer of jam and meringue. It also can be referred to as a Manchester Pudding.

This recipe’s history is sketchy at best but most likely dates back to the turn of the twentieth century when Queen Victoria may have commented favorably on the dish, perhaps even on a trip to Manchester. However, there is no solid evidence to support this theory and there are similar recipes that date as far back as the 17th century.  

Whatever the origins, this dish can be enjoyed by anyone, whether you are a queen or not!


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