Feb 12, 2010

Plum Pudding Day!

It seems as there are strange little known holidays here in the US for every day.  I think that I will share some of these throughout the year.

Today is Plum Pudding Day.  I wasn't able to find the origin of this day but I find it rather strange that we here in the United States celebrate a pudding that is almost unheard of here.  I have enjoyed plum puddings in the past but this was when I was living in Germany.  Since it isn't something that you can just go to the local grocery and pick up, I also wanted to toss in a recipe to make your own so look below for that.

It is also the start of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Canada.  Not too sure how well it is going to go this year as the weather in this part of the world has been unseasonably warm and Vancouver Canada is sharing the same heatwave.  Now normally this would be a good thing (at least in my mind) however they are having to truck in snow as there is none where the skiing is to take place.  Should be interesting.  I might even watch some of it.  I have found that while when I was kid, I would sit glued to the television during the Olympics as I have gotten older I just don't seem to watch them anymore.  I am sure that must not be common as they are sure televised around the world.  So are you going to be watching the Opening Ceremonies?

Plum Cake Recipe

Plum Cake Ingredients:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 small jars plum baby food
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • confectioner's sugar

How to make Plum Cake:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sift dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Add in plums, cooking oil and eggs. Blend well.
  4. Pour into a greased bundt pan.
  5. Bake for one hour, or until cake springs back to the touch.
  6. Sprinkle confectioner's sugar on top. 


  1. I'll be watching the opening ceremonies & doing some crocheting throughout!

  2. I should watch something and reknot a necklace that I made for my husband. Might have to do that tomorrow night. I am having trouble keeping my eyes open tonight

  3. I've never eaten a plum cake before but that recipe seems easy enough.

    I did watch the opening ceremonies. It was marvelous. They can have our snow!


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