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British V American Food Terminology

Wolfie

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Am I the only one who can't see the words fava beans without hearing Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter? That's who I needed inside my brain before I go to bed. :p
 
I'm having trouble wrapping my little American mind around the British version of pudding.

Here, it's a soft creamy dessert. Sort of a not so rich mousse. From what I've seen, the British version looks like cake. What is the difference between your cake and pudding? I'm so confused. :confused:
 

Lord Snot

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I'm having trouble wrapping my little American mind around the British version of pudding.

Here, it's a soft creamy dessert. Sort of a not so rich mousse. From what I've seen, the British version looks like cake. What is the difference between your cake and pudding? I'm so confused. :confused:
Well pudding is a term for dessert, so you could say "I'm making a cake for pudding".

Puddings can also be something wrapped in a very dense case like suet (fat from animal liver), usually meat. That would be called a meat pudding.

You also have specific dishes like Christmas pudding and rice pudding which don't have a lot in common, so I don't know why they're both called puddings :D
 

shyvas

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I spent a good portion of my morning googling English Christmas Pudding. :D
It looks something like what we call fruitcake. And I want some...now!



It is a steamed pudding and quite different to a fruit cake which is baked and served cold. Christimas pud is served hot with brandy (vegan) butter or custard or cream.
 

KLS52

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It is a steamed pudding and quite different to a fruit cake which is baked and served cold. Christimas pud is served hot with brandy (vegan) butter or custard or cream.
It's not dissimilar to fruit cake in taste, just a bit moister and denser. Soak a fruit cake in alcohol and you've got a pretty good imitation.
Oh yum...I'll have the Christmas pudding, please! :lick:
 

Blobbenstein

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I never liked Christmas pudding, but I really like Christmas cake.....I'm not that keen on steam pudding in general, and I think the way those two are cooked is important.....plus I like marzipan and icing.
 

Lord Snot

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And dont forget Yorkshire Pudding ;)
Ooh how could I forget those :lick:

I never liked Christmas pudding, but I really like Christmas cake.....I'm not that keen on steam pudding in general, and I think the way those two are cooked is important.....plus I like marzipan and icing.
Snap, I love Christmas cake but not pudding. I don't like alcohol in desserts, that's probably why.
 
Well pudding is a term for dessert, so you could say "I'm making a cake for pudding".

Puddings can also be something wrapped in a very dense case like suet (fat from animal liver), usually meat. That would be called a meat pudding.

You also have specific dishes like Christmas pudding and rice pudding which don't have a lot in common, so I don't know why they're both called puddings :D
To make matters worse, we have hot and cold puddings.:p
And dont forget Yorkshire Pudding ;)
Thanks, I've now spent the day googling puddings. :p
 
Any of them take your fancy? :D
Lots. :D

The Christmas pudding looks much tastier than our fruitcake. Sticky toffee pudding sounds really yummy. :lick:
Treacle pudding looks good, but the name bothers me. I always picture octopus tentacles when I hear the name. Now, Roly-Poly pudding, that's a great name. :) It looks like our jelly roll cakes. I spotted a few chocolate ones also.
 

shyvas

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Lots. :D

The Christmas pudding looks much tastier than our fruitcake. Sticky toffee pudding sounds really yummy. :lick:
Treacle pudding looks good, but the name bothers me. I always picture octopus tentacles when I hear the name. Now, Roly-Poly pudding, that's a great name. :) It looks like our jelly roll cakes. I spotted a few chocolate ones also.
This must be one of my favourites with butterscotch sauce and oatly cream drizzled over it.:lick:
 
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