Wednesday, December 18, 2013

4 Impressive Pudding World Records

It’s almost time to celebrate Christmas and what better way to do it than with the quintessential desert forthe occasion – plum pudding! 
In the lead up to the big day (less than a week away now!) we thought we’d take a look at some world records related to puddings. Whether it is a record related to size, number of puddings consumed or the most expensive, we’ve looked into it. 

Here’s what we came up with.

The Largest

Delicious sticky date puddings from Pud For All Seasons
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Sticky date pudding is a favourite dessert to many people and the fact that it can be served hot or at room temperature makes it great for just about any occasion. But you might not love it quite as much as the good folks over at Farmhouse Fare, a pudding specialist (quite like Pud For all Seasons) based in Clitheroe in the United Kingdom. They were so taken with the desert that they baked the world’s largest sticky date pudding ever, weighing in at a massive 334kg. It contained almost 200 eggs and 90 odd kilograms of sugar, taking more than 10 hours to bake. The best part is they did it all for charity, donating the money raised to Macmillian Cancer Support.

Most Eaten

We don’t advocate gluttony by any means here at Pud, but we tip our hat at the effort of American Donald Cunningham of Florida, who wolfed down a massive 1.34 kg of pudding (sugar-free Jell-O chocolate flavoured, to be exact) in just 3 minutes. He completed the feat back in May 2010 and the record still stands strong.

Most Expensive

Pricy desserts from Pud For All SeasonsIn past blog articles we’ve looked at some of the most expensive desserts in the world, however this case ‘takes the cake’ because it involves an actual pudding (couldn’t resist the pun)! Marc Guibert, the headchef at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel in Windermere, England cooked up something special back in October 11 – namely a chocolate pudding valued at a lazy $34,440. The pricy pudding was baked with Belgian chocolate, orange and whiskey as well as having champagne caviar and diamonds in it as well. Guibert’s masterpiece stands as the most expensive pudding ever assembled (and given its lavish ingredients, we feel assembled is the correct term)!

Most Popular

You might not find this in the Guiness World Record book; however we can say from experience that the plum puddings or Christmas pudding is the most popular in the world by a significant stretch.

Easy to bake home puddins from Pud For All Seasons

Easy to bake at home, and with a rich, traditional history and an association with the biggest holiday event in the Western world, the plum pudding is consumed by an estimated 40 million people on Christmas day in the UK. It’s also hugely popular in Australia too! 

To get your special plum pudding on this Christmas day, you can visit Pud for all Seasons and choose from a verity of flavors!