suet-puddings,

Category: Things | Type: Historical | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: My 'First Half' at Salem House

Suet is the fat found around the kidneys and in the loins of cattle and sheep. A suet-pudding is a cheap meal. The pudding itself is "A boiled, steamed, or baked dish made with various sweet or (sometimes) savoury ingredients, added to a mixture typically including milk, eggs, and flour...or enclosed within a crust made from such a mixture. A boiled, steamed, or baked dish made with various sweet or (sometimes) savoury ingredients, added to a mixture typically including milk, eggs, and flour..."(OED). 

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