British Puddings

Pudding most often refers to a dessert, but may also refer to a savory dish.In the United Kingdom and some Commonwealth countries, pudding refers to rich, fairly homogeneous starch- or dairy-based desserts such as rice pudding and Christmas pudding, or, informally, any sweet dish after the main course. The word is also used for savory dishes such as Yorkshire pudding, black pudding, suet pudding and steak and kidney pudding.

The word pudding is believed to come from the French boudin, originally from the Latin botellus, meaning "small sausage," referring to encased meats used in Medieval European puddings

British puddings have a long and honourable history. Dishes that suggest the homely and comforting.  Winter days when puddings such as spotted dick or baked crumbles served with sublime custard, or thick chilled cream, evoke both memories and anticipation. Warm summer days and the sweet and melting taste of Summer Pudding. The taste of Savoury Puddings too are much loved and not forgotten.  Great British Puddings presents pudding recipes, some familiar, others less familiar. We do hope that you find them both useful and interesting.

If you have a special recipe of your own please send it and we will publish it for you. Comments about individual recipes are also very welcome.
 
What is a British Pudding
Most people living within the British Isles would I expect know the answer to this question. Also too  places in world where early immigration has established traditions that evince themselves both in the kitchen and language usage. Any sweet dish served directly after the main course is often called - Pudding - thus invoking the question "What are we having for pudding?".   
 
Sweet puddings can be referred to as Deserts. Cooking techniques include: Boiling. Baking. Steaming. There are also some pudding where cold preparation is used.There is no definitive definition a what constitutes  a British Pudding. Their history is long and complex, their diversity wide ranging.