I don't know about pudding. My mom makes the tarts. It seems to me the more they tell people they want them out of there cars the worse public transit gets. We used to be able to get everywhere by train, now only the main cities. I hope you find some shows close to you or you get your move soon Zed.
These delicious puddings were first made by accident at a local inn (the then White Horse) around 1860. It seems clear that the recipe was originally something of an accident, the result of a misunderstanding between Mrs Graves, mistress of the inn and her cook.
Visiting noblemen ordered strawberry tart, but the cook, instead of stirring the egg mixture into the pastry, spread it on top of the jam. The result was so successful that a Mrs Wilson, wife of a tallow chandler who lived in the cottage now known as the Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop where candles were made, saw the possibility of making the puddings for sale and obtained the so-called recipe and commenced a business of her own.
Well, that's good to know, tarts are a bit small really
I don't eat eggs though, but my silken tofu has a slight almondy taste to it, I think, and I keep planning to make a custard with it, maybe I'll try a bakewell pudding too, I know it bakes/sets well from making fritata.
Yeah, Derbyshire and places roundabouts are hard to get to from here. Buxton and Castleton are easy, but I've never been to Matlock or Chesterfield by train ( I used to go to Swizzels with my dad in his lorry though!) and now I've never been to Bakewell, either.
You will have to come to the Woolfest 2015 in Cockermouth cumbria in June instead. There are felting workshops at Higham Hall and I am exhibiting at Florence Mine Art Centre for 6 weeks. There is a travel lodge in Cockermouth! It would be great to meet up. Fairfield Mill at sedbergh is also on the map for felting as is Woolclip for all things woollen. Felting and Fibre Studio outing perhap? Buy supplies at the Woolfest and come and do your own felting for a day at Florence Mine Art Centre. It would make for a great Felting and Fiber AGM.