- Pork & White Pudding
So, what do
you get when you combine top notch Essex
pork in a Lincolnshire sausage mix with
flavoursome Kentish white pudding?
Well Churchgate have nailed it...you get a
sausage with so much flavour and texture,
you just can't get enough of them...
I called in to Churchgate recently for a
catch-up, and in conversation, sausage man
Dan mentioned about a new flavour that they
had developed. I will admit to being a
bit ignorant about white pudding. I had
assumed it was a version of black pudding
that to be honest, I'm not too struck on.
Dan explained that the new flavour
combination had come about through
experimentation along the lines of the pork
& black pudding sausage that Churchgate have
produced for a while. White pudding is
essentially pork, pork fat, suet, oats and
seasoning that's sometimes referred to as
oatmeal pudding. Popular in Ireland,
Scotland, Northumberland and further afield.
White pudding yes is similar to black
pudding, but importantly does not
Now the rule is, where possible, we pay for
sausages for our reviews, but Dan was so
keen we tried these, we were given a couple
along with the bacon we did pay pay for.
Jason Drage and sausage man Dan at the Churchgate Sausage Company
make some seriously top quality sausages and
these we are informed follow the recipe for
the excellent Churchgate Lincolnshire that
we reviewed recently. In fact in the
display, the Pork & White Pudding were in
the next tray to the Lincolnshire and I had
remarked how very similar they looked in the
80% Essex pork shoulder, with sage and
rather than breadcrumbs and most importantly
the 10% white pudding (approx). The
white pudding at present comes in the
"rounds" or "rings" from a well established
producer in Kent called Slomers, who's
famous white pudding has been recognised as
the ‘Best in Britain’ by Country Life
Cooked up the samples performed just like
the Lincolnshires to be honest, keeping
their plumpness and showing very little
shrinkage and weight loss. See the
photo below of the sliced sausage for the
"lumps" of pretty well evenly distributed
white pudding. A masterpiece of sausage art
as far as we are concerned.
The taste was so delightful and moreish, we
ate the two samples and immediately craved
another......."Please Sir can I have some
It would be fair to admit that I called back
to the shop and bought a dozen just the
following day they were so good. The
texture is so enhanced with the white
pudding it transcends from "it's just a
sausage" as one of the troops always seems
to utter, to something of pure delight to
Eaten cold later, well, they are so so good!
You really do need to buy some yourself to
try, sooner rather
than later...please tell Jason and Dan you
heard it from us!
- Pork & White Pudding
105x32mm before cooking, 100x32mm
85g before cooking, 81g after.
That's a shrinkage of 4% & weight
loss of approx 4%.
6 in a 500g tray £4.29