Wednesday, May 25, 2005

To go with the spotted dick...


Robin and Ambrosia
Originally uploaded by athens2004blog.

We haven't eaten our spotted dick yet, but as my mother said on the comments below, the choice of custard to go with it is very important. She suggested Birds - and I'm guessing she was talking about making it herself from custard powder, in a saucepan, with milk.

We prefer the easier route of buying a can - and our favoured brand is Ambrosia Devon custard. As the commercials say, 'Devon knows how they make it so creamy...'

As for beet pickled eggs - when people ask if I'm a fussy eater, I usually tell them that the only thing in the world I haven't eaten and will never eat is, yes, pickled eggs! I'm not sure that dying them purple would change my mind...!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think mother would prefer to make it herself rather than from a packet/tin. To go very nicely with bread and butter pudding.
Bloke in NW10.

Anonymous said...

Now I just get hungry when I come to this blog. :) The thing I missed most from the US when I lived in England was proper Macaroni & Cheese. I tried making it, but it just didn't work. I had to have my mom send me some. My favorite "American" item I saw in ASDA was "American style" hotdogs in a can with brine. I've never seen them here. There was also a commercial for a brand of frozen pizza that was supposedly "America's Favorite" - never heard of it.

Anonymous said...

Aww Kit - I can't believe a little pickled egg would turn your stomach so much - LOL! I'll try anything once, and so far the oddest things were rattlesnake, alligator (both in Southern states in the US) and "Rocky Mountain Oysters", which are actually bull testicles. As it happens, the Rocky Mountain Oysters were very good :-)

KJ in the USA

Anonymous said...

How about pickled thrushes? I had to eat them out of politeness when my parents wouldn't, with some old men. They were kept for honoured guests, which apparently we were. I can honestly say it is the only thing disgusting about Greece! Before everyone starts attacking the Greeks, this was in the late 60s so hopefully they no longer pickle thrushes.
AND, it is not Macaroni & Cheese - its Macaroni Cheese!!!
Regards to all the Bloggers
Sarah, Derby

Anonymous said...

Ah, but I believe that in America they do call it Macaroni & Cheese - whereas we lazy Brits have dropped the & and just call it Macaroni Cheese! What I'm not sure of is whether it's the same thing.

*elz* said...

Greetings!!!!!!!
Thanx for da ace surprise on the blog on the 21st! it made my day... :D

I was just wondering if i could have some help on ma blog!!! pls pls pls.... thanx (in advanced)

*elz*

p.s. Love the English food ur advertising.... makes me feel *peckish*....

Anonymous said...

Macaroni Cheese (which I did try) is not the same as Macaroni & Cheese here. I'm sorry to say that I didn't like your version. Now, if I could just get chocolate digestives and chicken kebabs whenever I wanted them, life would be much better. :)

Anonymous said...

Oops, those were my posts about the Mac & Cheese.

Mary

Andria said...

Macaroni & Cheese-good ole' comfort food. I've only been to China before, and they had some crazy stuff that I won't even get into!