Originally Posted by cave76
A flummery is 'opaque' and not like Jello. But delicious.
Here is a recipe and picture for one type:
Flummeries Recipe | Yummly
At one time I was fascinated by older recipes and flummery, fool, syllabub, trifle and spotted dick were some that I made.
Time to revisit?
"Spotted Dick " (steamed suet pudding with dried fruit in it) - probably with roots in the 19th century - has been renamed in some local authority town hall canteens because it was considered by some sad and sensitive souls to be "offensive" and "vulgar" (think about it, if your slang is the same as ours).
One canteen manager, tongue in cheek, has renamed it "Spotted Richard" while a more po-faced person has insisted it be re-named "Sultana Sponge".
If it was a respectable enough name for the Victorians I can't see what the fuss is about.
(When I was a girl and it turned up at school dinner we called it "infected baby" because of the "spots" and the shape and colour of it - usually very pale and wet. At home it was delicious but the school kitchens could mangle anything.)