One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pudding containing wheat flour or (in North America) maize flour stirred to a thick batter in boiling milk or water.
- ‘Hasty pudding is a dish made by cooking cracked cereal grains in milk or water until they form a dense mass, like oatmeal or a porridge. It is simple and cheap to make, and also very filling.’
- ‘Morse suggests that young people took turns at stirring the hasty pudding, commentating that it was a long and arduous job that belied its name.’
- ‘A hasty pudding hybrid is Malvern pudding, made of alternate layers of hasty pudding with egg and of sweetened cooked apple; it is baked.’
- ‘If the dish isn't sweetened during cooking, a syrup or sweet sauce usually accompanies a hasty pudding. It's served hot, sometimes with milk or cream.’
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