The Children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads...
We all know the line from 'Twas the night before Christmas, Clement Moore's timeless tale of Christmas Eve. But we have wondered our whole lives, and we're guessing you have too... What the F* is a sugar plum?!
Since we never knew, but have dreamed of them for years imagining all the wonderful things they could be... We decided to do a little investigation.
Turns out that sugar plums were a very popular sweet treat in the Victorian era.
Made from diced up dried fruit and nuts and honey and topped off with powdered sugar. Yummy!
We found the recipe for you here, on use real butter.
While it is really nice to know what sugar plums are finally, and they sound pretty yummy... We are a little disappointed. Our imaginations tend to run away with us and as children we imagined something much MUCH much more delightful then dried fruit balls!
Come on! Look at the Sugar Plum Fairy, she is all meringue and whipped cream!
You would just imagine she was named after something sexier.
We are not knocking the sugar plums, we are still gonna try and make them.
We had a very similar experience with Turkish Delight after reading about it in The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe.
It didn't look thing like we imagined... Then we tasted it.
So you can't judge just by looks.. You have to taste the magic.
So, sleep tight babies, now you know what it is that is going to be dancing around in your head this week.
Enjoy this beautiful vintage ballerina dancing the Sugar Plum Fairy ballet from the Nutcracker.