[DWJ] Re: mince pies

Paul Andinach pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Tue Dec 25 21:23:55 EST 2007

On Tue, 25 Dec 2007, Allison Marles Gryski wrote:

> My grandma (who was a war bride) used to send us a steamed carrot 
> pudding.  As a child, I always thought of it as more a vehicle for 
> the accompanying hard sauce. Or it was more about the fun of getting 
> a wrapped up coin baked into your piece, which she would do when we 
> had Christmas there.

A *wrapped up* coin?

When we went to my grandparents' for Christmas, my grandmother would 
do a pudding with coins in, but there was none of this *wrapping up* 

(The coins were cleaned very carefully before being baked into the 
pudding, of course. And they were kept somewhere hygenic the rest of 
the year - she had a set of coins specially devoted to being baked 
into puddings. Which of course meant we weren't allowed to keep them, 
although I suppose since they were all obsolete currency we couldn't 
have spent them anyway.)

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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