the history and origins in the lyrics to this nursery rhyme based on a traditional British dish

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Pease pudding hot: lyrics

What is pease pudding?
Pease pudding hot - the origins of the lyrics based on a traditional British dish
The pease pudding referred to in the lyrics of this nursery rhyme 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 and is made from dried peas. Pease pudding is traditionally served hot with boiled bacon or a form of sausage called a saveloy.



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: the history and origins