Pudding v Dessert

Discussion in 'Officers' started by Ozduke, May 10, 2007.

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  1. Probably been done to death on here already, but I'm trying to educate these Aussies on a little decorum.

    Any handy tips on the Pudding v Dessert row?
  2. It's called Duff in the RN!!!! :D
  3. Both:

    Dessert = cheese & fruit
    Pudding = well, pudding...

    [Source: Debrett's]
  4. That's right - Plum Duff!!
  5. There is a distinction, dammt, and their nannies ought to have taught them - even in Australiashire-on-Pacific.

    A dessert is a cold, uncooked, usually rather simple amuse-gueule - as it might be a sherbet or an ice-cream or a trifle or such.

    A Pudding is an altogether more serious proposition, having been lovingly prepared and cooked - as it might be treacle pudding, marmalade pudding, rice pudding, sago ditto and on and on and on. 8)

    Food for Heroes! :D

    Have they no Christians at all in Australiashireland?? 8O
  6. If it's better with custard on't, then it's pudding.
  7. Almost as good a definition as we'll get . . . . 8)

    Well done! :D
  8. I understand the definition of each, but the course as per the menu - ought it to "Pudding"? "Dessert" just sounds so Euro.
  9. Does it matter, as long as they use their 'Serviettes' correctly?

    Huh, bloody snobs :D
  10. How about 'afters'? You'll be trying to tell me that dinner isn't in the middle of the day next...
  11. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    While we 're at it a couple of pointers regarding dunking various things in tea would be much appreciated too!
  12. Ginger nuts.

    Select your variety wisely!
  13. According to Debrett's Guide to Etiquette (frankly, I need all the help I can get to keep my foot out of my mouth), the course is known as pudding, unless it's fruit, in which case it's a dessert. It is never a sweet.
  14. Just to muddy the waters a little, isn't the Haggis known as the "Great Chieftan Of The Pudding Race"?
  15. Mutt - my understanding also.