While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Now, bring us some chocolate pudding - June 26 is National Chocolate Pudding Day!
The term pudding is a British one, and to the Brits, it resembles something similar to a spongy cake rather than the smooth creamy product Americans are used to.
You’ll get a different type of chocolate pudding depending on where you ask for it. In the UK and some Commonwealth countries, chocolate pudding is steamed and thickened with eggs. This gives it more of a cake-like texture. In the US, Canada and parts of Asia, the custard is thickened with a starch and then boiled, resulting in a more creamy texture.
If you’re used to the creamy, custard like version of chocolate pudding, venture out on a culinary expedition and try the British version. Who knows, maybe ‘custard diplomacy’ will become all the rage?
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