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AcesAndEights
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December 3rd, 2012 at 9:56:52 PM permalink
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Oh and Haggis. Beautiful earthy flavours in a decent haggis. You can be all prissy a refuse to eat off cuts and offal, but you are missing out if you don't at least try. My folks and grandparents especially were raised various bits of the animal, cos it was cheap, and they couldn't afford Prime cuts every week.


I could go for a plate of haggis, neeps, and tatties right about now. I only visited Scotland for a week and change and I loved the stuff :(. Read an article about some places trying to sell it in the US a while ago, they were not being very successful haha.
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thecesspit
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December 3rd, 2012 at 10:43:04 PM permalink
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At least it looks better than bangers & mash. I tried those once, and that was enough. Drywall mixed with cardboard would be less bland than that. This dish looks more up my alley due to the sweets.



I have no idea what you got served, but doesn't sound like bangers and mash. Should be big, juicy pork sausages, a good gravy and a pile of fluffly, creamy mashed potatoes.
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thecesspit
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December 3rd, 2012 at 10:43:31 PM permalink
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I could go for a plate of haggis, neeps, and tatties right about now. I only visited Scotland for a week and change and I loved the stuff :(. Read an article about some places trying to sell it in the US a while ago, they were not being very successful haha.



I can get it made fresh in town here in Canada, do it about once a year, cos it's not that cheap.
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odiousgambit
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December 4th, 2012 at 12:22:17 AM permalink
Quote: thecesspit

I have no idea what you got served, but doesn't sound like bangers and mash. Should be big, juicy pork sausages, a good gravy and a pile of fluffly, creamy mashed potatoes.



Local store makes bangers along with italian sausage and other varieties. There is a different flavor in the bangers, not sure how to describe it. Certainly this is a dish that should be good, shame on the restaurant that screwed it up!
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FarFromVegas
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December 4th, 2012 at 5:49:58 AM permalink
My husband's office has a parking lot behind a strip mall, and he kept noticing men trysting in cars right behind his office, so he asked security if they could intervene to free up spaces for his patients to use. One of the therapists is British and she bought him a can of Heinz Spotted Dick because he had spotted some dick! My oldest son thought it was hilarious and donated it to the class canned food drive to draw attention to the event, and subsequently his class ended up with the most donations.

It looks like a bread pudding and I'd probably love it served with creme and ice cream, but I wouldn't want so many raisins because I don't care for very sweet things, either. Maybe replace half the raisins with nuts? I might have to find a recipe and whip one of those up one day!
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December 4th, 2012 at 8:14:59 AM permalink
" Maybe replace half the raisins with nuts? " Spotted Dick and Nuts sounds like a winning combination.
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thecesspit
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December 4th, 2012 at 9:44:24 AM permalink
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It looks like a bread pudding and I'd probably love it served with creme and ice cream, but I wouldn't want so many raisins because I don't care for very sweet things, either. Maybe replace half the raisins with nuts? I might have to find a recipe and whip one of those up one day!



Bread pudding is another wonderful thing. Spotted dick is a suet pudding (so, not for vegetarians if made properly, or those who are disgusted by the idea of eating various parts of the cow that aren't prime steak), while bread pudding is just milk, eggs, buttermilk and old bread. And good stuff like vanilla, raisins and the rest. I've made the latter in a crock pot... steams up a treat, could do with 10 minutes under a grill at the end to crisp the top up.
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Jeepster
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July 13th, 2013 at 7:01:39 PM permalink
Spotted dick should be served hot with custard, and it most certainly should not come out of a can.
It's steamed and fairly heavy due to the suet and fruit, you wouldn't want to run a marathon after a bowl of it.
Very popular in the UK, except with the grey looking folk who consume nothing but fully skimmed milk, cottage cheese, lettuce and diet yogurt.
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