[DWJ] Re: mince pies

Allison Marles Gryski apm at alumni.uwaterloo.ca
Tue Dec 25 22:19:43 EST 2007


On Wed, Dec 26, 2007 at 11:23:55AM +0900, Paul Andinach wrote:
> 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?

I recall them being wrapped in cling film.
 
> 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* 
> business.
> 
> (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.)

That would take some of the excitement out of it I'd guess.  I got to
keep my Pudding Spoils.

Allison



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