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hasty pudding

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Definition of hasty pudding in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A pudding containing wheat flour or (in North America) maize flour stirred to a thick batter in boiling milk or water.
Example sentences
  • A hasty pudding hybrid is Malvern pudding, made of alternate layers of hasty pudding with egg and of sweetened cooked apple; it is baked.
  • Morse suggests that young people took turns at stirring the hasty pudding, commentating that it was a long and arduous job that belied its name.
  • Hasty pudding is a dish made by cooking cracked cereal grains in milk or water until they form a dense mass, like oatmeal or a porridge. It is simple and cheap to make, and also very filling.

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