Pudding v Dessert

#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?
 
#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
Rumpelstiltskin said:
If it's better with custard on't, then it's pudding.
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.
 
#10
How about 'afters'? You'll be trying to tell me that dinner isn't in the middle of the day next...
 
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#11
While we 're at it a couple of pointers regarding dunking various things in tea would be much appreciated too!
 
#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.
 
#16
Sparky71 said:
Just to muddy the waters a little, isn't the Haggis known as the "Great Chieftan Of The Pudding Race"?
yes, but then Robbie Burns was hardly a bastion of the English language!
 
#19
Sparky71 said:
But what is it then when I am "pulling my pud"???

Dang, this is confusing...
That just tells us what you are, Sparks.......
 
#20
Bambi said:
Sparky71 said:
But what is it then when I am "pulling my pud"???

Dang, this is confusing...
That just tells us what you are, Sparks.......
Bambi,

There's no point denying it. We all do it. But I'd like to stress that I don't do it during dessert. Or pudding. Or any of the other courses at dinner for that matter.
 
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