Pudding is a type of food that can be either a dessert or a savoury (salty or spicy) dish that is part of the main meal.The modern usage of the word pudding to denote primarily desserts has evolved over time from the originally almost exclusive use of the term to describe savory dishes, specifically those created using a process similar to that used for sausages, in which meat and other ingredients in mostly liquid form are encased and then steamed or boiled to set the contents. Black pudding, Yorkshire pudding, and haggis survive from this tradition.
In the United Kingdom and some of the Commonwealth countries, the word pudding can be used to describe both sweet and savory dishes. Unless qualified, however, the term in everyday usage typically denotes a dessert; in the United Kingdom, pudding is used as a synonym for a dessert course. Dessert puddings are rich, fairly homogeneous starch- or dairy-based desserts such as rice pudding, steamed cake mixtures such as treacle sponge pudding with or without the addition of ingredients such as dried fruits as in a Christmas pudding. Savory dishes include Yorkshire pudding, black pudding, suet pudding and steak and kidney pudding.
In the United States and some parts of Canada, pudding characteristically denotes a sweet milk-based dessert similar in consistency to egg-based custards, instant custards or a mousse, often commercially set using cornstarch, gelatin or similar collagen agent such as the Jell‑O brand line of products.
In Commonwealth countries these puddings are known as custards (or curds) if they are egg-thickened, as blancmange if starch-thickened, and as jelly if gelatin-based. Pudding may also refer to other dishes such as bread pudding and rice pudding, although typically these names derive from their origin as British dishes.

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  1. CraigC

    Recipe Mushroom Bread Pudding

    Karen made this when the book first came out. It has been on the Christmas Day menu ever since. We usually pair it with a standing rib roast. This year I bought a whole beef tenderloin and I'm debating to make the pudding or not. Actually I'm kicking myself in the arse for not getting the...
  2. Herbie

    Recipe Microwaved syrup pudding

    A microwaved syrup pudding is nothing compared to a proper syrup pudding. However, a microwaved pudding is good for a sugar hit :) Based on this recipe:https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2205641/microwave-sponge-pudding 100g (vegan) Margarine 100g Granulated Sugar 100g (GF) SR Flour 2 Eggs...
  3. LadyBelle

    Christmas Pudding

    I am a week late for Stir Up Sunday but today I made Christmas Puddings. It got me wondering if anyone else spends hours steaming puddings for the big day? Are you a traditionalist (13 ingredients)? Do you have any rituals? Do you include a coin/charm? Is it a family recipe handed down? I...
  4. Pete

    Recipe Bread & Butter pudding

    Bread & Butter Pudding (not to be confused with Bread Pudding) Ingredients: 4 or 5 slices of bread, brown or white (or mixed), crusts removed. Butter 2 eggs Half a pint of warmed milk Sultanas, soaked in boiling water to remove waxy coating and to plump them up. Demerara sugar Filling of...
  5. C

    Recipe The Ultimate Cadbury Bread & Butter Pudding

    Ingredients 10 slices of bread or fruit loaf 150 grams Cadbury dairy milk(broken into pieces) 25 grams of Cadbury Bournville cocoa powder 60 g butter 425 ml whipping cream 75 g caster sugar 3 medium eggs Method Lightly butter an ovenproof dish of about 2 litres capacity. Cut the bread or fruit...
  6. Elawin

    Recipe Syrup sponge in the microwave

    This light, fluffy steamed pudding cooks in just four minutes in the microwave. Serve it with golden syrup, or jam and custard. Preparation time: less than 30 mins Cooking time: less than 10 mins Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: 125 g/4 oz butter, melted, plus...
  7. C

    Mytholmroyd World Dock Pudding Competition

    Dock Pudding is a local delicacy little-known outside the Calder Valley area of Yorkshire and the Competition was founded in 1971 to help preserve it. The Pudding is made from the leaves of Polygonum Bistorta (which is not the same as Common Dock ,though they look alike) mixed with nettles...
  8. The Velvet Curtain

    Recipe Scallop and Black Pudding Salad

    Ingredients: Scallops Black pudding Goats cheese Spinach and chard leaves Beetroot diced Mixed seeds For the vinegarette: Dijon mustard Sugar Cider or white wine vinegar Light oil Method: Dice the black pudding into thumb sized pieces and place on a baking tray in a hot oven for 20 minutes or...
  9. C

    Recipe Manchester Pudding (to eat Cold).

    I'll be raked over the coals for this one. You will however notice it's served cold. Ingredients: 3 oz. of grated bread, ½ pint of milk, a strip of lemon-peel, 4 eggs, 2 oz. of butter, sugar to taste, puff-paste, jam, 3 tablespoonfuls of brandy. Mode: Flavour the milk with lemon-peel, by...
  10. Cookie

    Making your own Christmas Pudding

    Has anyone got a tried and tested favourite Christmas pudding recipe? I could just look online or google it but I want something that people have tried and actually use. Thanks
  11. Yorky

    Recipe Seasoned Bread Pudding

    This is a Yorkshire dish that my dear old mum (bless her) used to make when we had some old left over bread (which wasn't often). It's served as a starter (in lieu of Yorkshire puddings) with onion gravy and, like Yorkshire puddings, is intended to fill you up so that you eat less meat...
  12. C

    Recipe Dairy-Free Tropical Rice Pudding

    Ingredients 8 3/4 oz of pudding rice 1 1/4 pints of water 1 pint of coconut milk 5 1/3 oz of dried pineapple, dried mango, or a mix of both 1 tbsp of coconut palm sugar, optional Directions Add the rice and water to a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer gently for 10 minutes, stirring...
  13. C

    Recipe Vegan Spiced Rice Pudding

    Ingredients 100g of pudding rice 600ml of soya milk, sweetened, or other dairy-free alternative 60g of caster sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 pinch of ground cinnamon 1 pinch of ground ginger cinnamon stick, grated (optional) Directions Place the rice in a heavy based pan, then add all the...
  14. C

    Recipe Rice Pudding Smoothie

    Ingredients 118.29 ml whole milk 56.69 g cream cheese 14.79 ml pure vanilla extract 2.46 ml ground cinnamon 236.59 ml ice cube 118.29 ml freshly cooked white rice, at room temperature nutmeg, pinch 1 cinnamon stick, for garnish Directions Using a blender, mix the milk, cream cheese, vanilla and...
  15. Sable Beech

    Recipe Fresh Currant Tart

    Ingredients: 100g of puff pastry Creme patissiere 4 egg yolks 60g caster sugar 25g plain flour 2 tsp cornflour 280ml milk Apple Glaze Four sweet apples cored and peeled Currants A 500g mix of red white and blackcurrants Prepare the tart base: 1. Roll out and blind bake with...
  16. Morning Glory

    Recipe Orange, Lavender Pudding with Cashew Nuts (re-visited)

    @SatNavSaysStraightOn posted the recipe Orange, Lavender Pudding with Cashew Nuts and thought I might have some fun photographing it. So I made it yesterday in the 'test kitchen' photographed it today. :) Photographed today in my garden It is an easy recipe to make because no cooking is...
  17. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Orange, Lavender Pudding with Cashew Nuts

    I came across this wonderful looking desert whilst looking for a new recipe for the recipe challenge and couldn't help liking the shear simplicity of it. All credits to Rawsome Vegan http://www.thisrawsomeveganlife.com/2013/03/orange-lavender-pudding.html Ingredients 2 peeled oranges 1...
  18. C

    Recipe Cinnamon Pudding Cake

    Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 cup milk 1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar 1 1/2 cups water 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 3/4 cup apple - peeled, cored, and chopped Directions...
  19. Corzhens

    Recipe Traditional pudding

    I call this traditional pudding because I learned the recipe from my grandma. Ingredients: leftover bread, egg 1 piece, sugar 6 tablespoon, condensed milk 1 can, evaporated milk 1 small can, a small box of raisins, butter Procedure: Crush or ground the leftover bread. If the bread is not...
  20. Caribbean girl

    Recipe Banana pudding

    I have never made banana pudding; I am more familiar with banana bread which is a lot simpler, in my opinion. However, I think banana pudding would make a very nice dessert. Ingredients: 4 large eggs 3/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon plus a pinch salt 2 cups whole milk...
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