Special Sub-Topic: A Taste of England 
|This traditional English pudding consists of a breadcrumb mixture topped with meringue and then baked. What is the name of this popular pudding?
Queen of Puddings. The pudding mixture consists of breadcrumbs, milk, lemon zest, sugar, milk and eggs. This is baked until set. Jam is spread over the base, followed by a meringue mix and placed in the oven again until golden. The pudding dates back to the 17th century.
|This English pudding is named after a town in Derbyshire, UK. It consists of a pastry case with a layer of jam, topped with an almond flavoured sponge mixture. What is this pudding more commonly known as?|
Bakewell tart. The origins of the Bakewell tart date back to 1820. Mrs Greaves, the landlady of the White Horse Inn in Bakewell, was entertaining friends when she asked her cook to make a strawberry tart. The inexperienced cook mistakenly created a different dessert using unsweetened pastry and adding strawberry jam instead of strawberries. A slightly different version of the tart is called 'Bakewell pudding' which consists of an egg and ground almond filling.
|This English pudding is made with puréed fruit, sugar and whipped cream. Sometimes an additional flavour such as rose water is added. What is the name of this light and frothy dessert?
Fool. The most popular type is a 'gooseberry fool' but other fruits can also be used such as strawberries and raspberries. The pudding dates back to the 17th century and even earlier. It is unclear where the name 'fool' comes from but it is believed to originate from the French verb 'fouler' which means 'to crush'.
|Another traditional English pudding is made with stewed apples topped with a Victoria sponge topping. What is the name of this pudding named after a popular girl's name?|
Eve's pudding. This pudding was first recorded in 'The Cook and Housekeeper's Dictionary', written by Mary Eaton in 1823. The original recipe used a breadcrumb and egg sponge topping, as baking powder was not available at the time. The name of the pudding refers to the biblical Eve with apples that represent the Tree of Knowledge.
|An all time favourite English pudding is 'Spotted Dick' which is normally served with lashings of creamy custard. What ingredient is added to this pudding to make it 'spotted'?|
Dried fruit. The first reference to Spotted Dick is from 'The Modern Housewife or Menagere', written by Alexis Soyer in 1850. The name 'Dick' is short for Richard and is also English slang for 'penis'. Managers at the Gloucestershire health service changed the name in 2001 to 'Spotted Richard' because of the connotation to 'Dick', but reverted back to the original name a year later.
|This English pudding was traditionally made by placing a bowl containing wine directly under a cow's udder before milking directly into it. What is the name of this creamy pudding?|
Syllabub. A wine called 'Sille' was traditionally used from the Champagne region of France. The name 'Bub' is a slang term used for a bubbling drink in the Elizabethan period. Syllabub in modern times is made with whipped cream, egg whites, the juice and zest of a lemon, sugar, nutmeg and alcohol.
|A favourite English pudding is called 'Dead Man's Leg', again served with copious amounts of custard. What is the more common name for this sweet and filling dessert?|
Jam Roly Poly. Jam Roly Poly is a suet pudding, spread with jam, before being rolled up and steamed. It was believed to have been invented at the early part of the 19th century. It was also called 'shirt-sleeve pudding' as it was often covered with an old shirt sleeve before steaming.
|This pudding originated during World War II and consisted of a fruit base with a crumbly flour, fat and butter mix topping. What is the more common name for this English favourite?|
Crumble. The crumble became popular during the war period due to the strict rationing of ingredients. The most popular fruits used were either rhubarb or apple. Meat, vegetables and a sauce were also used for a very tasty savoury version. It is very much like the fruit cobbler served in America but with a crumblier topping.
|A messy pudding consisting of strawberries, pieces of meringue and cream is traditionally served at which famous English College?|
Eton. 'Eton Mess' is similar to a Pavlova but with a different appearance. It was traditionally served during the annual cricket game between Eton College and Winchester College. Strawberries, cream, and meringue are mixed together in one big bowl so that it resembles a bit of a mess.
|This English pudding consists of a whole lemon encased in suet pastry with butter and sugar, which is then boiled or steamed for several hours. What is the name of this zesty dessert?|
Sussex Pond Pudding. The Sussex Pond pudding originated from the South East of England. After cooking so long, the lemon skin almost becomes like marmalade and is sweetend by the juices of the butter and sugar. After cutting open the pudding, the caramelised liquid pools around the base of the dessert, creating a pond like effect.
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