a thick, soft dessert, typically containing flour or some other thickener, milk, eggs, a flavoring, and sweetener: tapioca pudding.
a similar dish unsweetened and served with or as a main dish: corn pudding.
British. the dessert course of a meal.
Nautical. a pad or fender for preventing scraping or chafing or for lessening shock between vessels or other objects.
- pud·ding·like, adjective
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How to use pudding in a sentence
For years, while she was working in London restaurants as a chef and pastry chef, she enjoyed “dreaming up sweet combinations and making puddings.”Make a Delicious Summery Spin on Custard This Weekend | Anna Archibald | July 30, 2021 | The Daily Beast
The proof is in the pudding, and if they can get people to adopt it, like they did on GitHub so far, and keep that community engagement, that is my strongest signal of staying power.Serverless Stack raises $1M for open-source application framework | Christine Hall | July 23, 2021 | TechCrunch
Rice pudding and various puddings were born out of that end-of-year culinary devotion.
The result is a dense pudding that is cream or darker in color, depending on the ingredients used.
The fruit is then examined, and sent out to grocery stores, for home delivery, and restaurants like NYC’s Magnolia Bakery, which uses about 30 cases of bananas every day to make the spot’s wildly famous banana pudding.How Top Banana Moves Over One Million Pounds of Bananas per Week | Eater Video | July 14, 2021 | Eater
It was popularized as a holiday dessert in 16th-century England and also is known as Christmas pudding or plum pudding.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO) | Kevin Fallon | December 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
INSIDER TIP: Bring a collapsible sports chair and (try to) leave room for pecan pie and bread pudding.
What they got was, in the evocate words of Ben Franklin, a “Prince Eugene” who had “eaten a pudding Bagg.”Life, Liberty, and the Founding Fathers’ Pursuit of Hoppiness | Kevin Bleyer | July 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Yes, you can eat familiar voileivăt (sandwiches) for lunch and rice pudding or banana cream pie for jălkiruoat (dessert).Welcome to Yooperland, A Little Slice of Finland in Michigan | Jane & Michael Stern | May 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Santa snacks on rice pudding in Denmark, sponge cake in Chile, Kulkuls in India, and mince pies in the U.K.
Well, the pudding moment arrived, and a huge slice almost obscured from sight the plate before us.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
I tell you, madam, most distinctly and emphatically, that it is bread pudding and the meanest kind at that.'The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Even the two hired men sitting under another tree devouring the delicious pudding, paused to hear Benny laugh.The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
Never take more than two vegetables; do not take a second plate of soup, pastry, or pudding.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
Cheese is now eaten with apple puddings and pies; but is there any nook in England where they still grate it over plum pudding?
British Dictionary definitions for pudding
a sweetened usually cooked dessert made in many forms and of various ingredients, such as flour, milk, and eggs, with fruit, etc
a savoury dish, usually soft and consisting partially of pastry or batter: steak-and-kidney pudding
the dessert course in a meal
a sausage-like mass of seasoned minced meat, oatmeal, etc, stuffed into a prepared skin or bag and boiled
- puddingy, adjective
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Other Idioms and Phrases with pudding
see proof of the pudding.
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