What the hell is figgy pudding?

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  • Ari
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    Its something carolers sing about and never eat.

    Source(s): "We wish you a merry Christmas"
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    NOW FETCH ME A FIGGY PUDDING

    NOW FETCH ME A FIGGY PUDDING

    NOW FETCH ME A FIGGY PUDDING

    AND BRING IT RIGHT HERE

    GOOD TIDINGS WE BRING

    TO YOU AND YOUR KIN

    WE WISH YOU A MERRYCHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    does that ring any bells??

    Figgy pudding is a British-style pudding resembling something like a white Christmas pudding. The pudding may be baked, steamed in the oven, or boiled.

    The history of figgy pudding dates back to 17th century England. The ancestor of figgy pudding (and plum pudding) is a medieval spiced porridge known as Frumenty. Today, the term figgy pudding is known mainly because of the Christmas carol "We Wish You A Merry Christmas," which mentions the pudding several times.

    xxx

    Source(s): my amazing singing!
  • 1 decade ago

    Figgy pudding is a British-style pudding resembling something like a white Christmas pudding. The pudding may be baked, steamed in the oven, or boiled.

    The history of figgy pudding dates back to 17th century England. The ancestor of figgy pudding (and plum pudding) is a medieval spiced porridge known as Frumenty. Today, the term figgy pudding is known mainly because of the Christmas carol "We Wish You A Merry Christmas," which mentions the pudding several times.

  • Toffy
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    http://library.thinkquest.org/03oct/00953/Britain/...

    Well, there certainly is lots of different "Figgy Pudding" recipes out there. Some info states that figgy pudding actually has no figs at all but is a fruitcake and not a pudding as we know it in the USA. It is however, very moist and more pudding like, and not dry like our tradtionally baked cakes.

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  • kj
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    THIS is Figgy Pudding

    Figgy Pudding

    Ingredients

    1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature

    2 eggs

    1 cup molasses

    2 cups dried figs (about 1 pound), stems removed, chopped fine

    1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel

    1 cup buttermilk

    1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

    2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

    1/2 teaspoon baking soda

    2 teaspoons baking powder

    1 teaspoon salt

    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    Garnish

    Whipped cream

    Instructions

    In an electric mixer, cream the butter until fluffy. Add the eggs and molasses and beat again. Add the figs, lemon peel, buttermilk, and walnuts and blend 1 minute. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until everything is incorporated. Grease and flour and 8 by 4-inch souffle dish and pour in the batter. Bake in a 325-degree F. oven for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Spoon the pudding out onto plates or cut it into wedges. Garnish with the whipped cream.

    Yield: 12 servings

  • Kris L
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Figgy pudding has NO figs in it, and it is not a 'pudding' as we know them in the U.S. (made with milk). In Great Britain, a 'pudding' is ANY dessert. The 'figs' aren't the real fruit we know as 'figs' but currants (similar to raisins, but smaller) ... and this dessert is actually a type of 'cake' made with lots of fruit in a floury base that is baked, then tied up in a 'gauze wrap' and tied, doused in brandy, boiled for an hour, doused in more brandy, and to be served 'properly' it's set in the middle of a metal plate and is 'lit' (like a candle, but there's no wick) so it's on fire when it's carried in.

    Figgy pudding in England became 'fruitcake' in the U.S. ... we don't wrap it and boil it, but we do douse it in brandy, although it's not set on fire ... Figgy pudding is also called 'plum pudding' ... but there are no plums in it, either! It's 'fruit cake with an attitude, on fire!'

  • 4 years ago

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    Actually it looks like a cake. Don't think boring American puddings. This is from the traditional English pudding which was made for Christmas.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Its a bread style pudding made with figs usually steamed instead of baked. The consistancy is more like cake than pudding, as is most bread puddings.

  • 1 decade ago

    Pudding, with figs in it. Usually vanilla. It is a fairly common holiday treat in the English speakign world outside of America. But has been falling off in popularity in recent years.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's pudding that's a little figgy.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You take a bunch of figs and smash them up, mix it with milk, sugar and other atrocities, then boil it all into a thick mess.

    Source(s): Baker.
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