Figgy pudding

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Figgy pudding
Figgy Pudding with flaming brandy.jpg
A figgy pudding with flaming brandy
Type Pudding
Place of origin United Kingdom
Region or state England
Main ingredients figs
Cookbook:Figgy pudding  Figgy pudding

Figgy pudding is a pudding resembling a paler coloured Christmas pudding containing figs. The pudding may be baked, steamed in the oven, boiled or fried.[1]

Figgy pudding dates back to 16th century England.[2] Its possible ancestors include savory puddings such as crustades, fygeye or figge (a potage of mashed figs thickened with bread), creme boiled (a kind of stirred custard), and sippets. In any case, its methods and ingredients appear in diverse older recipes. Today, the term figgy pudding is popularized mainly by the Christmas carol "We Wish You A Merry Christmas," which includes the line, "Now bring us some figgy pudding" in the chorus.

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  1. ^ "We All Want Figgy Pudding When the Weather Turns Cold". St. Petersburg Times. 1976-11-18. Retrieved 2009-06-21. 
  2. ^ "Figgy Pudding's Welcome Christmas Return". Telegraph.co.uk. 2008-12-12. Retrieved 2009-06-21. 

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