By Mary Morris
I received an e-mail from a lady who grew up eating a famous Berryville Christmas treat – Plum Pudding. by Peggy Ann Kitchen.
The lady who wrote to me wondered what happened to that fabulous recipe because she wanted it to re-start the tradition in her family, especially for her brother who remembers the pudding with fondness.
Peggy Ann Kitchen was started probably in the late 1930s or early 1940s by Margaret Stalnaker, Annie Moore, & Elvira Williams in a house on West Main Street located where the Dollar Store is today. Willie Snouffer Griffing came on board when one or two of the ladies retired or died; when the last lady left or died, Willie took it over.
This was not a bakery or a restaurant; the Plum Pudding & Fruitcake at Christmas were the only things that they made. The story goes that the trio started baking in October. The items were then drenched in Johnny Walker Red and aged for at least a month.
Many were sold locally, but quite a few went out in the mail as gifts (as was the case with this lady).
Does anyone know where the recipe is? Is it available to be copied?
Help & Thanks!
Mary Morris is the archivist for the Clarke County Historical Association