Where does the term “Plum Duff” come from and What does Plum Duff mean?

The plum duff is a delicacy which originated in the north of England, probably early in the last century.

It was a kind of plum pudding, boiled in a bag, but the “plums” in the dough, raisins or currants, lacked the variety expected in a pudding.

Why duff?

Well, in the north of England, dough then rhymed with rough and tough.

In fact, though still so pronounced, the pudding was sometimes spelled plum dough.

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