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Victorian Baking Dishes

antique copper spider baking mold, from bellus vanitas. gorgeous! my kitchen is where the spice happens, after all ^.~

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Sugar plums should dance in your head: they are simple to make and good for you. A traditional Victorian sweet, there were no plums in the original dish but over time it evolved to include dried currants or raisins which were referred to as ”plums”.  Real plums, steeped in cane syrup began to emerge in the 17th century. This recipe is quick and easy to make and is quite healthy for you.

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Melamine Chintz Dishes First introduced in 1830, these unbreakable dishes are created from an organic substance. A charming antique floral is rendered upon classic and durable lunch service for four. 10" plate. 6" cup.

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from Better Homes and Gardens

Christmas and Hanukkah Traditions and Their Origins

You won't find any plums in plum (aka figgy) pudding, but this dense steamed cake does contain currants, raisins, nuts, and sometimes even beef suet. In England, where the dish originated as early as the 14th century, each member of the household takes a turn stirring the pudding while making a wish. And small silver charms baked into the pudding -- such as a coin for wealth or an anchor for safe harbor -- are symbols of good wishes for the coming year./

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