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pease pudding

Following from the last post, we cracked open the pease pudding and had a look. It was very... beige.



It looked like lumps of dry chalk in the pan, but I stirred in some water, which made it seem more edible. Then, the moment of truth...



Actually, pease pudding is rather nice! Maybe not in an 'I want to eat it every day' sort of way, but it has a good comfort food feel to it. Better than mushy peas, because it's not dyed flourescent green.

And in the spirit of stodgy English things, happy birthday today to Prince Philip! (Who is actually Greek). My Glasgow Auntie just sent me this series of photos of him surely cracking one off after having eaten too much pease pudding. All the expressions on those royal faces, they are priceless.

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ginasketch
Jun. 10th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
I love mushy peas!
jabberworks
Jun. 10th, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
Then you would love pease pudding! It has the consistency of houmous, but without the garlic, just very pea-ish.
ginasketch
Jun. 10th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
I'll have to try it.

Have you seen this?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hwayoungjung/sets/72157605964021325/

For some reason it makes me feel all cozy inside.
jabberworks
Jun. 10th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
Ooo, that's great! Funny, I just did a quick count and I think I have 24 of those things in my flat right now.
_w_o_o_d_
Jun. 10th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
Oh the face on the queen in the last picture ! "Can't anybody in this family just keep a straight face for the camera for 5 minutes ? Is that too much too ask ? Young people these days, I'm telling you..."
jabberworks
Jun. 10th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
Classic! I think I've seen those expressions on my own family's faces a few too many times.
eruditebaboon
Jun. 10th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
I was going to say the exact same thing - though I think the face also indicates that she's just caught the smell!
denji
Jun. 10th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
it looks... interesting.

sounds as if you guys had to guess how to cook it too xD
jabberworks
Jun. 10th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
Well, it said to stir but not let it boil, but it was so dry, there was no way that stuff could've ever boiled, just scorched.
denji
Jun. 10th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
indeed, the consistancey looks like that of egg! also personally i find its best just to cook stuff how you want =)
the packet always tells you to cook pasta for a mere 10 mins, but i rekon it does better for longer, makes it nice and soft~ //babble
atomicyoghurt
Jun. 10th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
I love pease pudding hot, pease pudding cold! Hope you ate it with saveloys!
jabberworks
Jun. 10th, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC)
No way!! Those things are too much, even for me to try! I once had the most devastating experience watching the most dentally challenged family I've ever seen eating saveloys at a caff in Lewisham. I still have bad dreams about that.



Please tell me you don't eat these on a regular basis...
joedecie
Jun. 10th, 2009 10:01 pm (UTC)
I'l have a saveloy, once a year maybe?

oi oi saveloy, as they say.
jabberworks
Jun. 11th, 2009 08:56 am (UTC)
Do you take off the outside? It really does look like plastic! Oi oi, indeed.
joedecie
Jun. 11th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
Oh no you eat the whole thing. They're not very exciting. (Far superior in my opinion is the Dutch sausage, Frikandel)
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atomicyoghurt
Jun. 11th, 2009 08:45 am (UTC)
actually I prefer them battered with chips but our old estate had a street party for the jubilee and served saveloy and pease pudding, classic!
jabberworks
Jun. 11th, 2009 08:59 am (UTC)
Ha ha, that's brilliant! I was in Chalfont St Peter for the jubilee, and the shops were having window-dressing competitions for it. The best one was the butcher, who had an approximation of the queen's head, with grey wig and crown, surrounded by the bounty of his meat business, lots and lots of sausages. It was hilarious, particularly because it didn't look like it was supposed to be funny.
atomicyoghurt
Jun. 11th, 2009 11:16 am (UTC)
wow did you get photographic record?
jabberworks
Jun. 11th, 2009 11:19 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, no! I think that was before I bought my digital camera, and I never used to be able to afford to get prints made, and nowhere to store them if I did. I took, like, twenty photos a year.
darkwaterfrey
Jun. 10th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
ew. Pease pudding, huh? I'm not so sure about that.
jabberworks
Jun. 10th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
If you like pea soup, you might like pease pudding. (But then again, you might not.)
mondoagogo
Jun. 12th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
I really want mushy peas now.
jabberworks
Jun. 12th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
Mmm... time to head down to the chippie! :-D
mondoagogo
Jun. 12th, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC)
No, time to head down to the pub! though I may take a detour via the Rock and Soul Plaice on the way home...
dlasky
Jun. 15th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
Prince Philip and the family royale
This is a nice example of "sequential art".
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