It originated as a 14th century porridge called ‘frumenty’ , made of beef and mutton with raisins, currants, prunes, wines and spices. By Victorian times, Christmas Puddings had changed into something like the ones we eat now.
See Christmas Pudding Part 1 for more pudding history.
Numerous cartoons and photographs have featured the making and ceremonial ‘Bringing In the Christmas Pudding’.Christmas Pudding: Cartoons and photographs of 'Bring In The Pudding'. Click To Tweet