Posted by Lewis on August 07, 2003
In Reply to: Clootie pudding posted by Henry on August 07, 2003
: : : : : : : : Another question from the Brit-coms on PBS: what do you get when someone serves a "full English breakfast"?
: : : : : : : The full heart attack on a plate - bacon, sausages, fried eggs, fried bread, tomatoes, mushrooms and anything else there's room for. I go for the vegi-sausage version myself so I'm not an authority, but I get the impression that the full English is easier to find in Ireland these days.
: : : : : : You forgot the black and white pudding, and the tinned beans!
: : : : : What's black and white pudding? Beans for breakfast?
: : : : Don't believe them when they tell you it's fish and chips. It's hinez baked beans on toast.
: : : I'm beginning to understand why I never see a British restaurant in the U.S.
: : It's not 'black & white' pudding, but 'black' pudding a delicious, mildly spiced sausage concoction made with ...... dried blood! However, it is very nice when sliced into 1cm slices and fried - makes a splendid breakfast ingredient.
: White pudding is a sweet, fruited pudding. It's boiled in a cloth, so called clootie pudding in Scotland.
I was at a Scottish evening (playing those jigs and reels) and part of the meal was "white pudding" - it was savoury and like a pale herby sausage - I did not enquire too closely into the ingredients : sausages are like political decisions, if you like them, its probably better that you don't know what went into them.