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Early writers on cookery class puddings and dumplings together. The earliest puddings were boiled in a bag or cloth. Later they were placed in a buttered bowl, covered with a cloth, and steamed. The baked or chilled puddings evolved even later. Puddings are classed as those served with meat, such as Yorkshire pudding (batter baked under the meat or in the drippings), or which form the meat course, such as Sussex pudding (a large dumpling filled with meat instead of fruit), and those served as a sweet or dessert, such as almond, cabinet, and suet puddings, plum or Christmas pudding, and Indian pudding, as well as puddings made with milk, eggs, rice, sago, tapioca, arrowroot, cornstarch, bread crumbs, and fruit. Custards are included by some writers, and jellied fruits by others. An early use of the word, as in black pudding or white pudding, referred to forms of sausagesausage,
food consisting of finely chopped meat mixed with seasonings and, often, other ingredients, all encased in a thin membrane. Although sausages were made by the ancient Greeks and Romans, they were usually plain and unspiced; in the Middle Ages people began to use the
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Chris Wallace-Crabbe, however, finds "something a little puddingy" in David Malouf's latest collection, and attributes it to the number of public talks a successful writer is forced into in this world of "marketing product." Becoming a national treasure can confer a certain ponderous substance, I suppose, but more probably it has helped move Malouf's recent writing toward essays, stories, and sketches and away from extended novels.
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Living in an Islington flat in a 1950 London still feeling the pinch of wartime rationing, she chars for more affluent families, drops by on invalid neighbours, invites lonely souls over for dinner and fusses around her own family, garage mechanic husband Stan (a never better Phil Davis) who works for his brother Frank (Adrian Scarborough), brash haberdashery assistant son Sid (Daniel Mays) and puddingy shy factory worker daughter Ethel (Alex Kelly).
If, like me, you are still haunted by inferior versions of traditional puddingy things served up at school dinner many years ago, it's time for a rethink.
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Husband kindly described it as 'puddingy', but in reality it had a most unpleasant wet texture, like something you might dredge up from the bottom of a lake.