from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pudding with meat baked in it.
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The pudding-pie is now as rare as a Deddington parking space.
I baked my pudding-pie for 35 minutes, with another 10 minutes in the oven whilst it cooled - plenty long enough to get a 'set'.
My theory on the rock hard pudding-pie casing is that it was not designed to be eaten, but was to transport the filling home from the fair where it could be consumed.
The Deddington pudding-pie appears to have been a hard pastry case (the pie) with a pre-cooked filling that included fruit (the pudding), the whole was then baked.
Quite different to the description of the pudding-pie as a plum pudding in an hardy pastry piecrust.
Thomas and Ruth Fowler, like their family before them, guarded the pudding-pie recipe carefully and their recipe died with them.
Sirrah, there is no deceit in a bag-pudding, is there? nor in a plain pudding-pie?