Pudding room: the dessert thread

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Re: Pudding room: the dessert thread

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:57 pm

Andy Hart made some chocolate bread and butter pudding the other night. I've never fancied bread and butter pudding before, because... well, it's bread and butter, and that's for sarnies and toast, isn't it? But this was fucking lovely.

I was really pissed mind.

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Re: Pudding room: the dessert thread

Post by linus » Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:11 pm

so pissed you blamed the pudding for making you curl up on the sofa and go to sleep

it did have over a pint of double cream and 3 eggs and about a pound of chocolate in it, mind

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Re: Pudding room: the dessert thread

Post by humblebee » Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:14 pm

QUESTION!

Did anyone else's school dinners sometimes feature pink (strawberry) custard or brown (chocolate) custard?

A group of friends and I are currently trying to ascertain whether this phenomenon was peculiar (like so many) to the northern Lincolnshire area.

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Re: Pudding room: the dessert thread

Post by islandhopper » Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:16 pm

I've a feeling we may have had the pink custard way up in the Highlands. I haven't actually thought about it for 20 years or so though, so I can't guarantee accuracy!

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Re: Pudding room: the dessert thread

Post by Uncle Ants » Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:37 pm

Definitely standard fair in 1970s and 80s North Hertfordshire. In my Catholic Primary School we got green custard on St Patricks day ... which is a little offputting.
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Re: Pudding room: the dessert thread

Post by colinsmitten » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:40 am

I just thought I'd mention that my friend Emily (who plays and sings on the third Smittens album) does a lovely blog about pies:
http://www.nothinginthehouse.com

I quite like it.
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Re: Pudding room: the dessert thread

Post by colinsmitten » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:49 am

or is this thread only for pudding? it does say the dessert thread!
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Re: Pudding room: the dessert thread

Post by humblebee » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:40 am

colinsmitten wrote:or is this thread only for pudding? it does say the dessert thread!
Perhaps we have a US/UK English usage issue here! In the UK we often use 'pudding' as a generic term for dessert, even if the dessert isn't pudding. I know, we're daft like that.

So sweet pies are a perfectly acceptable, nay, desirable contribution to the thread. That blog is wonderful!

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Re: Pudding room: the dessert thread

Post by tonieee » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:41 pm

humblebee wrote:
colinsmitten wrote:or is this thread only for pudding? it does say the dessert thread!
Perhaps we have a US/UK English usage issue here! In the UK we often use 'pudding' as a generic term for dessert, even if the dessert isn't pudding. I know, we're daft like that.

So sweet pies are a perfectly acceptable, nay, desirable contribution to the thread. That blog is wonderful!
What about yorkshire pudding? When I was a kid we used to have it with jam in as a dessert so I guess it counts!

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Re: Pudding room: the dessert thread

Post by humblebee » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:35 pm

tonieee wrote:What about yorkshire pudding? When I was a kid we used to have it with jam in as a dessert so I guess it counts!
Hey, we used to do that as well. Sometimes with golden syrup!

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Re: Pudding room: the dessert thread

Post by linus » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:23 pm

humblebee wrote:pink (strawberry) custard
featuring crushed beetles or cochineal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cochineal)

all us kiddywinks tucking into pink custard and some older boys would sidle over and drop a stark reality bomb on us

how did it go so pink? beetle blood

god help us how they made the custard brown (cocoa powder? a teabag? gravy browning? plop plops?)

our school chef had a strange penchant for serving up pasta puddings, such as macaroni pudding (macaroni in custard, essentially) and pink spaghetti (spaghetti in pink custard) alongside rice pudding and that stuff that looks like frogspawn (semolina) and they'd give you sugar to sprinkle on top and sometimes hundreds and thousands

mind you, it made us who we are now

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Re: Pudding room: the dessert thread

Post by linus » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:57 pm

that moment when you realise you've enthusiastically replied to a post on Anorak... that was posted nearly three years ago

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Re: Pudding room: the dessert thread

Post by humblebee » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:08 pm

a fog of ideas wrote:that moment when you realise you've enthusiastically replied to a post on Anorak... that was posted nearly three years ago
I still enjoyed it, Andy. Dessert justice is a dish best served cold. Or something.

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Re: Pudding room: the dessert thread

Post by linus » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:38 pm

I remembered one of the other things they used to serve up: hot pink custard on hot jam donuts and- just so we'd have extra treacle running through our veins for the afternoon- they'd add extra jam (also hot) onto the donut/pink custard mess

and then we'd go out in the playground and pectin punk it up

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Re: Pudding room: the dessert thread

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:29 am

I don't know if flapjacks really count as pudding (they don't, do they?), but I made two kinds of flapjack the other day and people went batshit mental for 'em. I totally do not understand cos it was only flapjack.

I used this recipe but added Camp Coffee to one and chocolate and raisins to the other one.

For Hibbettfest on Saturday I think I might make a cheezecake (dunno what variety yet) and a giant jaffa cake.
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