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Joe123321, et al: Please stop vandalizing this article, or the admins will see to it that it is stopped.

--ElTyrant 01:43, 14 Mar 2005 (UTC)

ive corrected some of the senseless vandilism to this article. its a bit childish really, so stop it.

Change Amalgamation, too big of a word[edit]

Amalgamation? Are you serious... I think "mixing" would suffice.

I don't like pudding

pudding is awsome!!!!

Brazilian-style pudding[edit]

The food we usually call pudding here in Brazil is in fact crème caramel. That would be relevant to the article, I guess. Stormwatch 07:04, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Pudding== Dessert in British English?[edit]

I've heard the word "pudding" means "dessert" in British English. Does anyone know if this is true? -- MrGreyShadow 02:35, 16 November 2007 (UTC) Nevermind, it's on the article. lol. -- MrGreyShadow 02:36, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

To confirm: yes, it is. You could have this conversation: "What's for pudding tonight?" "Tonight's pudding is cherry pie". It's a bit of a homely, down-to-earth word in this context, and you won't often see a "pudding menu" in a restaurant (unless it wants that aforementioned homely feel) but it's common enough informally. -- (talk) 23:29, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
In actual fact, it's the correct word for dessert in British English and is not at all informal. "Dessert" is now invariably used in restaurants, but it's a new-fangled foreign word and is not traditional in Britain at all. In fact, use of the term "dessert" instead of "pudding" is considered to be one of the things that marks the aspirational nouveau riche (former) from the true upper and middle class (latter). They incorrectly think "dessert" is the posher word and therefore must be correct. -- Necrothesp (talk) 15:35, 8 August 2012 (UTC)
In some contexts in England, dessert is actually a further course served after the pudding course, consisting of cheese, fruit and sweet wines. (talk) 20:02, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Pudding a solid or a liquid with viscosity?[edit]

? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mix Bouda-Lycaon (talkcontribs) 03:05, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

See also[edit]

Why is there a link to Bill Cosby in the 'see also' section? Doesn't seem to be related to this article... Jgianni (talk) 07:53, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

Queen of Puddings - categorisation?[edit]

Given the great variety of bread and bread and butter puddings, I think that the 'queen of puddings' ['queen pudding' in Australian English] should not be included in the list of non-pudding desert, it should instead be listed in a subset of bread puddings. Van Dieman (talk) 06:43, 7 November 2009 (UTC)


This article states: "These puddings are made either by simmering on top of the stove in a saucepan or double boiler or by baking in an oven, often in a bain-marie." At the very least, this sentence should start with "traditionally" as it is suspected that most people make pudding with an instant mix these days or just buy it pre-made in little containers (for school kids' lunches). In the U.S. at least, pudding and custard are not the same thing in common useage (who cares what a professional chef might say) - custards, except the perhaps the frozen kind, have set and have more firmness than a pudding. Curiosity just got the better of me, so I looked it up and apparently an American chef might say that a pudding is cornstarch thickened while a custard is egg-based (which would lead to the observation about "setting" made above) - although apparently their can be some overlap, pastry creams (a kind of creamy pudding used for filling, well you know) for example have a custard base, but use cornstarch as the thickener. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:02, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Totally Wrong !!![edit]

This is ridiculous - a pudding is first of all a savoury meat dish made from meat stuffed into an animal intestine - it's secondary usage as sweet dessert is a result of the first; as if evidence was needed, here it is: whole article should be rewritten and re titled as pudding (dessert) and the white black pudding rrename puddingTruth regards not who is the speaker, nor in what manner it is spoken, but that the thing be true; and she does not despise the jewel which she has rescued from the mud, but adds it to her former treasures 22:30, 9 May 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nenniu (talkcontribs)

Agreed; this page even states that the OED description of the medieval pudding closely resembles haggis, but I am unsure if we can use the source even though it seems based on reliable sources itself. --Florian Blaschke (talk) 09:57, 1 August 2012 (UTC)
The etymological origin is already mentioned in the lead, and the article is not wrong, it just focuses on the modern definition of the word which certainly mainly means the sweet variety. The origin could be expanded in a history section in the article itself, though. --Saddhiyama (talk) 10:07, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

load of pudding[edit]

...not to mention that 'pudding' was historically used as a synonym for shitTruth regards not who is the speaker, nor in what manner it is spoken, but that the thing be true; and she does not despise the jewel which she has rescued from the mud, but adds it to her former treasures 22:35, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Hardly notable. --Saddhiyama (talk) 10:08, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

See Also[edit]

I would like to recommend removing the current link to the My-T-Fine page in the See Also section, as it is not really notable for the article on the generic term. If we list this, you could argue for adding any specific brand of puddings. Walker Slake (talk) 03:43, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

I am removing the See Also section until it can be filled with something useful. Suggestions and recommendations please? Walker Slake (talk) 14:55, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Etymology of narrow US meaning of pudding[edit]

I know Americans exclusively refer to custard when they say pudding, but does anyone know how this narrow definition came about? Seems rather odd etymologically for such a broadly-used word in the mother language to have such singular meaning overseas. I can only guess that it fell out of usage in the US, but was reintroduced as a commercial brand, since "pudding" in America is invariably something you buy, not something you make. Anyone cite any sources for this?Gymnophoria (talk) 18:34, 20 December 2014 (UTC)