The traditional Christmas pudding was a mixture of meat, oatmeal and spices wrapped inside the gut of a pig and shaped into a sausage before cooking. At the table it was carved into slices and served alongside the boar’s head.
Since the Middle Ages it had been Catholic Law in England for all households to serve a pudding made on Christmas Day. The recipe called for thirteen ingredients to represent Christ and his apostles. Every family member had to take a turn at stirring the pudding from east to west in honour of the Magi.
Nutmeg is an essential spice in the traditional Christmas pudding recipe. Try this nutmeg pot pourri to make your house smell like a Christmas pudding this season.