Why is it called Sussex Pond pudding?

Sussex pond pudding, or well pudding, is a traditional English pudding from the southern county of Sussex. It is made of a suet pastry, filled with butter and sugar, and is boiled or steamed for several hours. Modern versions of the recipe often include a whole lemon enclosed in the pastry.

What fruit is in a Sussex Pond pudding?

Sussex pond pudding with apples. Mary Berry’s Sussex pond pudding is packed with apples (as well as traditional lemon) for a foolproof result. The result is even more delicious! Equipment and preparation: You will need a 1.5 litre/2¾ pint pudding basin, foil and kitchen string.

What is a British steamed pudding?

A British pudding is a dish, savory or sweet, that’s cooked by being boiled or steamed in something: a dish, a piece of cloth, or even animal intestine.

Is suet a pastry?

Suet pastry is quite a soft, wet dough and will stick to your hands. It’s worth rubbing some flour onto your hands while handling it. Suet is a very hard fat, and it will not rub into the flour as with butter, margarine or lard. So you will find it in all shops in small packets already shredded and ready to use.

What is beef suet?

Suet is made from the fat of cows and sheep; specifically, the fat crumbles that collect around the kidneys. Butchers often classify suet by the type of animal from which it came. For instance, suet from beef fat is known as beef suet.

What food is West Sussex famous for?

Sussex is also known for: Ashdown Partridge Pudding, Chiddingly Hot pot, Sussex Bacon Pudding, Sussex Hogs’ Pudding, Huffed Chicken, Sussex Churdles, Sussex Shepherds Pie, Sussex Pond Pudding, Sussex Blanket Pudding, Sussex Well Pudding, and Chichester Pudding.

What do the English call scones?

Scone (UK) / Biscuit (US) These are the crumbly cakes that British people call scones, which you eat with butter, jam, sometimes clotted cream and always a cup of tea.

What is custard called in America?

You won’t generally find “Creme Anglaise” in a US supermarket. BUT you’ll have a couple of options — we call custard “pudding” here — pudding in the US means only a custard-type concoction, and doesn’t extend to any other kind of dessert!

What can I cook with suet?

Suet is used in traditional boiled, steamed or baked savoury and sweet puddings, such as steak and kidney pudding, spotted dick and jam roly-poly. It is also used to make soft-textured pastry, dumplings, haggis, mincemeat, Christmas pudding, and a rendered fat called tallow.

What can you use instead of suet?

If you can’t find suet then we have found that grated vegetable shortening (such as Trex, Crisco or Copha) is a good substitute.

Is lard the same as suet?

While they are both animal fats, lard is semi-solid and comes from a pig. Suet is a hard white fat derived from the kidney and loin area of sheep and cows. While they can be used interchangeably, suet has a higher melting point, making it better for baking light and airy dumplings and Christmas pudding.

Why is suet good for older men?

Suet and Tallow are rich in fat-soluble bioavailable vitamins A, D, E, K, and B1. Fat-soluble vitamins in Suet are easily absorbed into the body when eaten with fat.