I have to be honest. If left to my own devices, I probably would have never chosen to make a traditional British pudding. I like cutesy things. I like pink cakes and desserts that look like art projects. I had this pre-conceived notion that steamed puddings were boring, both in taste and appearance. How did I get this notion? Perhaps I was judging a book by its cover. I'd never even tasted steamed pudding. It's peculiar how we sometimes develop opinions about things we haven't fully experienced.
I must be more careful of that.
I was a little surprised when I opened up the new issue of Bon Appetit to find an article on British puddings. Strange coincidence, don't you think?
The April 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Esther of The Lilac Kitchen. She challenged everyone to make a traditional British pudding using, if possible, a very traditional British ingredient: suet.