Welf pudding

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Welf pudding
Alternative namesGuelph pudding
Place of originGermany
Main ingredientsmilk, vanilla, egg whites; egg yolk, white wine lemon juice

Welf pudding or Guelph pudding (German: Welfenspeise or Welfenpudding[1]), also known as Hock Pudding, is a two-layered pudding from Germany. The white bottom layer is made from a cooked milk and vanilla sauce on a base of very stiffly whipped egg white. After being chilled it is then covered with a yellow layer of wine sauce made of beaten egg yolk, white wine and a little lemon juice.[2]

Welf pudding gets its name from the colours of the House of Welf (also known as the House of Guelph), a German aristocratic family that ruled the Principality of Lüneburg in medieval times.[3][4] The pudding is a culinary specialty from Lower Saxony in north Germany.[5] It was created by a Hanoverian chef and served for the first time at the 200th anniversary of the rule of the House of Welf. It is said that it became the favourite dessert of Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover.[6]


  1. ^ Hirschfelder, Gunther and Mohrmann, Ruth-E. 2008, p. 93.
  2. ^ Heuzenroeder 2002, p. 260.
  3. ^ Bendix and Fenske 2014, pp. 23/24.
  4. ^ Hassani 2004, p. 46.
  5. ^ Kersting 2001, p. 71.
  6. ^ Marburg and Kuenheim 2016, p. 39.


  • Hirschfelder, Gunther and Mohrmann, Ruth-E. (eds.) (2008). Rheinisch-westfälische Zeitschrift für Volkskunde, Volume 53, Volkskundliche Kommission für Westfalen.
  • Bendix, Regina F.; Fenske, Michaela (2014). Politische Mahlzeiten. Political Meals. Volume 5 of Wissenschaftsforum Kulinaristik. LIT Verlag Münster. pp. 23–24. ISBN 9783643126887.
  • Hassani, Nadia (2004) Spoonfuls of Germany: Culinary Delights of the German Regions in 170 Recipes Hippocrene, New York. ISBN 978-0-7818-1057-9
  • Heuzenroeder, Angela (2002). Barossa Food, Wakefield, Kent, SA. ISBN 1-86254-461-1
  • Kersting, Claudia et al. (2001). "Hallo Niedersachsen" kocht: die besten Rezepte von Zuschauern und Profis. Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Schlütersche.
  • Marburg, Silke and Sophia Kuenheim (eds.) (2016) Projektionsflächen von Adel, de Gruyter, Oldenbourg, ISBN 978-3-11-046356-9

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