Nursery Rhymes

Pease Pudding Hot Rhyme

Pease pudding hot - the origins of the words are based on a traditional British dish

The pease pudding hot referred to in the words of this poem is a dish which is still enjoyed in Britain today.

It is a smooth, thick sauce, (referred to as a pudding in the rhyme for the sake of alliteration) which has a dark yellow colour.

Pease pudding is a hot dish made from dried peas - it can be re-heated as often as required (Pease pudding in the pot - nine days old).

Pease pudding is traditionally served hot with boiled bacon or a form of sausage called a saveloy.

Pease pudding rhyme poem

Pease pudding hot, Pease pudding cold,
Pease pudding in the pot - nine days old.
Some like it hot, some like it cold,
Some like it in the pot - nine days old.

Pease pudding rhyme poem

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