While reading over the answers in the Monday Morning Question I realized that there were a lot of foods that were unfamiliar to me. Perhaps they are unfamiliar to some of you also. Well, you Americans, anyway, lol. So I asked for definitions and this is the answers that I received:
I can't believe you don't have these things in america! You are missing out on so much! Ok....it might be hard to explain some of them....
Yorkshire Pudding: It's made from batter (like you use to make pancakes) but is poured in to little tins (a bit like a muffin tin) filled with hot oil and cooked in the oven. The rise up and are traditionally served with roast beef over here. sometimes people cook them in a big tin instead of the individual tins and then cut it into slices.
Trifle: it's a dessert....it's a layer of jelly (jello) usually strawberry...sometimes with bits of cake in it. Then a layer of custard that is set so it's all wobbley! Then topped with a layer of cream and finished with sprinkles. Some people add sherry to the jelly bit of the trifle too.
Chocolate Gateau: yum! It's basically a huge chocolate cake that is REALLY chocolatey and made with chocolate cream and stuff....yummy!
Christmas Pudding: Hmm.....here is a web site with a recipe and picture:
it's usually a steamed pudding that is very rich and stodgey (we like our stodgey puddings over here!). It has rasins and sultanas and lots of spices like cinnamon and nutmeg so it's all christmassy. Traditionally served on fire! Well, they set fire to the brandy and then pour the flaming brandy over the pudding. In the old days people used to bake them with a sixpence inside and who ever got the sixpence was lucky!
Swede: swede is like turnip, it's from the same family and has a very strong taste.
Chipolata Sausages: chipolata sausages are just little cocktail sausages, we have them wrapped in bacon at Christmastime - Mmmm. Here let me show you:
Now to find out about pheasant (if you dare!) and purple sprouting and a few more things, visit Sylvia's journal. Thank you everyone from the UK who have taught me about new culinary delights. If there are any American foods that you would like to know about, please ask!