Choices for girls in the late 18th century were scarcer. Annie wasn’t a natural cook, but it was the cook’s day off and she had left instructions to cook a pudding for the masters.
Annie wasn’t sure how to cook puddings. Or what went into them. She took ingredients from the larder, mixed them together and hoped for the best.
7 July 1791, Richard Sturdy, John Cartman and Rich’d Sturdy: “poisoned by neglect of a servant girl in making a pudding”.