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Gooseberry Fool

There is no country like Great Britain when it comes to naming what I call (and they do too) nursery desserts – syllabub, spotted dick, whim-wham, roly-poly, fool, and apple dappy are just a few of the sweet desserts the English call puddings. 411 more words

Are the British Serious?

I mostly love British culture. Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, Red Dwarf, dry wit, flower gardens… It’s great. It also feels somewhat like America’s grandmother culture. We have a common ancestral past, so we can relate to you guys better than many other foreign countries. 362 more words

Spotted Dick

     Dear Britain,

             Thank you for very many of your sweet delicacies: Swiss rolls, Cadbury Flake, mince pie to name a few. And I’m sure this “spotted dick” of yours may be passable as a homemade dessert, but I’m wondering who told you it would be wise to put this pudding/bread/cake/raisins in a can to boil or microwave? 121 more words


English food and its unappetizing names

So after thinking about ginger nuts for over a week (incase there is any confusion, the following image represents my line of thought) I started contemplating the many other English foods that have unappetizing names. 612 more words

Clotted Cream

Cranberry & Raisin Spotted Dick

Cranberry & Raisin Spotted Dick

A classic pud with a deliciously modern twist. This recipe steams slowly on the hob while you have fun!

Time 1¾ hrs… 191 more words


Spotted Dick

Regular readers of my blog will know that I enjoy cooking and frequently post on this topic. So when I was recently asked if I would like to try out one of the… 503 more words


There Are Jewels In The Crown Of England’s Glory – Part Twelve

Oi, oi, pin back your lugs for the next and final couplet of Ian Dury’s England’s Glory in our attempt to establish the quintessence of Englishness. 559 more words