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  Media: 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 (croutons).[3] 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". The Telegraph. 2008-12-12. Retrieved 2009-06-21. 
  3. ^ OED