One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pudding of suet and flour, typically boiled or steamed.
- ‘Contemplate it mid-February, however, and it's a different story; suet puddings only make sense when the wind is howling and the rain is lashing against the windows.’
- ‘A babby's yead is a suet pudding, so named because the smooth pastry looks like a baby's head.’
- ‘For wartime children, it might be lumpy mashed potatoes with margarine; later pupils fondly recall suet puddings and pink custard; and the children featured on Jamie Oliver's programme will never forget those turkey twizzlers.’
- ‘Then he would come home, and Saturday lunch would be some kind of special event, which included, as its invariable dessert, suet pudding with golden syrup and custard.’
- ‘For now, it sits, stolid and indigestible, like an over-indulgence in suet pudding, yielding little other than a vague feeling of discomfort.’
- ‘This resulted in the first ‘stew’ coming out of the pressure cooker as one massive suet pudding that was perfectly cylindrical and stood about a foot high on the plate.’
- ‘Pond pudding is a lemony suet pudding and has mythical status for me.’
- ‘Then the fun memories began, of the suet puddings for lunch, the bread fights and the secret reading of forbidden books, like the newly published Lady Chatterley's Lover.’
- ‘Our once famously awful British food has been transformed: pizza and panini are on sale at every corner, while you must hunt to find a suet pudding or a spotted dick.’
- ‘And instead of the food she loves she'll be served with spam fritters, suet pudding and stewed prunes.’
- ‘After 30 years of urging us to cut out chips, cheeseburgers, pizzas, deep-fried onion rings, suet puddings, and other food ‘horrors’ and to fill up instead on pasta, bread and cereal, they have begun to have doubts.’
- ‘Breakfast included porridge and bread and dripping; dinners were hot suet puddings, stew and boiled fish, with hot milk and bread and margarine following for tea.’
- ‘There were none of the nice cups of tea, homey suet puddings, or red pillar-boxes that Orwell later relied on to communicate his identification with the English people.’
- ‘Instead of fizzing and sparkling like festive champagne, a fair amount of the dialogue came across more like an overdone suet pudding.’
- ‘Over dinner at Da Vinci's, distinctly upmarket from the fish, chips and suet pudding of the old City Hotel, we discussed some implications.’
- ‘She describes how in farmhouse kitchens in Essex and Suffolk, her part of England, a suet pudding was usually boiled in a cloth in a long roly-poly shape and cut into slices a short while before the roasted meat was ready.’
- ‘We never even got to dessert - and I'd made a lovely suet pudding as well.’
- ‘Theatres are commercial enterprises too and sometimes about as likely to take a risk as a suet pudding.’
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