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I ate it, and it was delicious!
« on: March 18, 2011, 12:53:32 PM »


It tasted sort of like a heavy gingerbread.  Even The Sweetie loved it!  And the giggle factor had us going for quite a while.
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Re: I ate it, and it was delicious!
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 12:55:04 PM »
Seriously?  I've never had the stones to try it.  I guess now there's no excuse.  :)
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Re: I ate it, and it was delicious!
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 01:08:44 PM »
Yeah, everytime I read that part in Harry Potter when Ron is trying to get Hermione to eat: "Look Hermione! Spotted d*ck!" I giggle like a 7th grader. I was always curious how it tasted.....

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Re: I ate it, and it was delicious!
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011, 01:15:26 PM »
its just a steamed heavy sponge pudding with rasins in it.  best served hot with custard.  mmm might have to add some to the shopping this week, not had it for years.

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Re: I ate it, and it was delicious!
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 01:20:06 PM »

I don't remember ever seeing it in a US grocery store ... but i would proabaly be looking in the wrong section, anyway. Heavy gingerbread custard sounds delicious.

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Re: I ate it, and it was delicious!
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011, 01:31:37 PM »
I got it at World Market (formerly Pier One)

Along with Ginger Gummi Bears from Australia,which I gave to my mom as a Christmas present. BOY, was she happy!
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Re: I ate it, and it was delicious!
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2011, 01:33:03 PM »
And I looked up an online recipe, which used butter instead of suet. Ingredients were (IIRC):

Butter (and lots of it!)
Flour
Vanilla
Eggs
Baking powder
Raisins
Sugar

Custard

What's not to like?
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Re: I ate it, and it was delicious!
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2011, 02:03:55 PM »
We buy 'em at Jungle Jims here in the greater Cincinnati area, or at World Market. DH would go nuts without them once in awhile.
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Re: I ate it, and it was delicious!
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2011, 02:27:57 PM »

I don't remember ever seeing it in a US grocery store ... but i would proabaly be looking in the wrong section, anyway. Heavy gingerbread custard sounds delicious.



We can get it at one store in town, which has an "English" section along with the other ethnic cuisines  :P  It's pretty expensive, though, and I've never actually tried it.

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Re: I ate it, and it was delicious!
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2011, 08:51:15 PM »
We buy 'em at Jungle Jims here in the greater Cincinnati area, or at World Market. DH would go nuts without them once in awhile.

SQUEE! I'm jealous! I love Jungle Jim's and I wish I lived closer! Then again, maybe not--I drop some bucks when I wander in.  :)
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Re: I ate it, and it was delicious!
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2011, 09:50:59 PM »
I do enjoy a nice hot spotted wingadingdingy on occasion... >:D

No, seriously. I do. My Mom grew up in England and she introduced me too them.

It does get me funny looks when I tell people that my Mom turned me into a lover of spotted wingadingdingy..

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Re: I ate it, and it was delicious!
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2011, 10:52:32 AM »
I think one issue is that "pudding" means different things in the US and UK...A US pudding is a custard in the UK, yes?
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Re: I ate it, and it was delicious!
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2011, 11:08:29 AM »
They have it at my Harris Teeters.

Hmm I may have to buy it for my dh who loves gingerbread.

But I think I will wait till he finishes and then voila, show him what he ate.  ensues evil laughter.... ;D

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Re: I ate it, and it was delicious!
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2011, 11:10:54 AM »
I think one issue is that "pudding" means different things in the US and UK...A US pudding is a custard in the UK, yes?

Actually pudding and custard are 2 different things here in the US too.  Pudding is milk thickened with cornstarch and custard is milk/cream thickened with eggs.

But I guess if you meant US pudding here is the closest to UK custard, then yes.

I am not an expert, but pudding in UK is usually something baked or steamed?  

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Re: I ate it, and it was delicious!
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2011, 11:19:16 AM »
/Threadjack:

When I lived in California where you could pick blackberries by the bucket at the roadside, I invented this recipe:

Pick 1-2 pints of the ripest, juiciest berries you can find.
Bake single-layer pie crust of choice. Let cool.
Fill with washed berries.
Make a from-scratch vanilla pudding (milk, cornstarch, vanilla).
Pour hot pudding over berries. Let set in refrigerator.
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