pudding

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. Caribbean girl

    Recipe Baked Rice Pudding

    When I cook rice, I always tend to steam it. I have also tried frying it before, but have never baked it. I came across this recipe the other day for a baked rice pudding and thought I should share it. Ingredients: 4 cups milk 1 cup raw white rice 1/3 cup sugar, or to taste 1/2 cup raisins...
  2. C

    Recipe Yorkshire Pudding

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  3. MrsDangermouse

    Recipe Yorkshire Pudding

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  4. kgord

    need a good recipe for Yorkshire Pudding

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  5. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe War and Peace Pudding

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  6. L_B

    Figgy Pudding

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  7. SatNavSaysStraightOn

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  8. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    British - Yorkshire Pudding Problems...

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