#734) “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…”

As I’ve mentioned, I don’t want Christmas to be crammed down my consumer’s throat until Thanksgiving is over. But NOW is that time. So, after a thorough house-cleaning, I began decorating for Christmas today.

It made “visions of sugar plums dance in my head.” What exactly is a sugar plum? Is that an English dish, like treacle? (While I’m asking, what the hell is “spotted dick”? If you happen to know about either or both, please comment below.) One would assume that a sugar plum is exactly as advertised, a sugar-coated plum, but given other English dishes (I’m vaguely familiar with “toad in the hole,” too), one can’t be sure. If you’ve tasted a sugar plum, please describe if it’s too sweet or not. Do English writers describe their bums as a sugar plum…? Inquiring minds NEED to know!

3 responses to “#734) “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…””

  1. Spotted dick is a sweet dessert dish, usually eaten with custard. It is tasty, but very heavy and stodgy. Its main ingredients are flour, beef suet (beef fat) and sugar. The spots are currents put into the mix, raisins will do if you cannot get currents. It is steamed, rather than baked, which gives it a heavy, dense nature.


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