Reflection — January 25th
The word ‘pudding’ to describe a dessert is a fairly modern innovation. Traditionally there were savoury puddings as well as sweet. Many puddings were essentially sausage meat, cereal, spices, and often blood, stuffed into stomachs, and boiled or steamed. Haggis is an example. In the Middle Ages, this could be very good or very bad — or possibly fatal if the meat used was contaminated. But to find out, you had to put it to the “proof.” Hence the expression, "the proof of the pudding is in the eating”.
Some of the show-stoppers produced by contestants in the popular television show “Bake Off”
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