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puddingpud‧ding /ˈpʊdɪŋ/ ●●● S3 noun [countable, uncountable]  1 DFF especially British English a hot sweet dish, made from cake, rice, bread etc with fruit, milk, or other sweet things added2 DFF especially American English a thick sweet creamy dish, usually made with milk, eggs, sugar, and flour, and served cold chocolate pudding3 British EnglishDFFDFF a sweet dish served at the end of a mealfor pudding There’s ice cream for pudding. dessert4 British EnglishDFF a hot dish made of a mixture of flour, fat etc, with meat or vegetables inside steak and kidney pudding black pudding, Christmas pudding, milk pudding, plum pudding, Yorkshire pudding, → the proof of the pudding is in the eating at proof1(4)
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puddingLots of cherries and other fruit and good boozy flavour - a cross between Christmas cake and pudding.bread puddingGround cloves, if available can produce a delicious flavour in Christmas puddings.There was quite a good helping of pudding but only a tiny piece of meat.Over the generations, it has been transformed into a kind of set pudding with a rather tart flavour and honeycomb-like texture.The purple-skinned eggplant is baked to almost a soft pudding.Jean-Claude had never tasted steamed puddings before and he liked them.Substantial puddings like these were once a vital fuel and restorative for those who laboured in the fields.And the proof of the pudding is 40% revenue growth worldwide year-on-year.steak and kidney puddingIt seems he's able to lay on steak and kidney pudding.Brendan's steak and kidney pudding is definitive.I wondered how they would take to steak and kidney pudding, oxtail soup, and plum duff.
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