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A Puritan Corn Pudding Recipe
from The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
“The corn meal had to be added to the boiling kettle a pinch at a time. Before half of it was consumed, Kit’s patience ran out… in a burst of resentment she poured in the remaining cupful all at once. She learned her mistake when the lumpy indigestible mass was ladled onto her wooden trencher.” -Chapter 4
In order for this recipe to come out properly, it must be followed precisely.
To test this yourself, split into two groups. One should make corn pudding according to the recipe on the right. The other should use the same ingredients, but follow Kit’s method of preparation.
6 cups milk, scalded
1 cup yellow corn meal
½ cup molasses
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ginger or
grated lemon rind
¼ teaspoon baking
2 eggs, slightly beaten
Sift the corn meal slowly into the milk. Cook in a double boiler for 20 minutes. Add the other ingredients. Pour onto a buttered baking dish and bake for three hours. Serve warm with cream.
Note: Kit’s recipe would more typically have involved corn meal and water, similar to making boxed oatmeal today. To see very clearly and quickly what happened to Kit’s pudding, try doing what
she did by using instant oatmeal and water.
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