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Old 11-15-2008, 08:26 PM   #1
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Anyone ever try figgy pudding??

Ok, my husband SERIOUSLY didn't know what I was talking about when I started singing "so bring us some figgy pudding"
He thought I was crazy, but, then, I couldn't answer him about what it was. Found this recipe.
We Want Some Figgy Pudding Recipe | Recipezaar

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Old 11-15-2008, 08:38 PM   #2
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i have never had it. sounds good though. i bet it is an england thing.
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:04 PM   #3
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A traditional figgy pudding is steamed and is a cake.
See. What is Figgy Pudding?
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:11 PM   #4
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Thank you PS.
Have you ever tried it?
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:15 PM   #5
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We had it one Christmas at church. Our choir did a traditional madrigal dinner with costumes and carols etc. We served a traditional British medieval feast with it. It was good! Kind of like a cross between bread pudding and carrot cake.
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:33 PM   #6
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We had it one Christmas at church. Our choir did a traditional madrigal dinner with costumes and carols etc. We served a traditional British medieval feast with it. It was good! Kind of like a cross between bread pudding and carrot cake.
Actually yes. My friend loves to make a traditional English Christmas and he served the one he made with a choice of creme anglaise and brandy sauce. I believe Sur La Table carries the steamed pudding molds. They have covers.

Plum Pudding is also traditional in England for Christmas and so are Sugar Plums.
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:50 PM   #7
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hmmm! never heard of it
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:52 PM   #8
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Here is another link with explanation and recipe with pictures for figgy pudding:
Now, You Can Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding : NPR
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Old 11-16-2008, 02:14 AM   #9
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Now I had not realised that figgy pudding was another name for Christmas pudding. I have eaten lots of Christmas oudding through my years, and like fruit cake they can vary widely. It is usually dense so you don't want a big portion and, well made, it can be really good.
Stacy, yours is slightly different as it is baked rather than steamed - and I don't understand the last part about soaking the pudding.
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Now I had not realised that figgy pudding was another name for Christmas pudding. I have eaten lots of Christmas oudding through my years, and like fruit cake they can vary widely. It is usually dense so you don't want a big portion and, well made, it can be really good.
Stacy, yours is slightly different as it is baked rather than steamed - and I don't understand the last part about soaking the pudding.

My understanding is that the brandy, in the cheesecloth, is allowed a more even distribution by wrapping the soaked cheesecloth around it and letting it sit. Don't know for sure, sure sounded good in the brain
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