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speckles, spots, and toads

Some foods have unusual names over here. I’m quite fond of of a delicious English ale, “Old Speckled Hen”. It has a lovely burnt caramel-y flavor, and pairs well with my favorite meal made by RG, called “Toad in the Hole” (sausages in Yorkshire pudding). 49 more words

Tess Kincaid

Olde English Spotted Dick

Spotted Dick is an amusing name for a delicious suet-based fruit pudding that is best serve with custard!


40z fresh white breadcrumbs

3oz shredded vegetable suet… 116 more words


An Antipodean QandA

I came across this very silly video on Facebook in which 16 Australians pose questions relating to quirky British customs or Australian myths. To help the poor souls out, I’ve offered up some replies which I hope will *prove helpful  (*confuse them even more) 463 more words




  • 100 g self raising flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 50 g shredded vegetable suet or 50 g grated frozen butter
  • 50 g caster sugar…
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Great British Food

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. 352 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