DEPRESSION ERA PUDDINGS - PART THREE

DEPRESSION ERA PUDDINGS - PART THREE

DEPRESSION ERA OLD FASHIONED BREAD PUDING

Any tine there were 6 slices of dry bread left over this delicious pudding was made. Less sugar was used when it was scarce which was always, and it was still very tasty. Butter was also omitted at times. Generally, good rich milk was used.

In buttered casserole arrange 6 slices of dry bread, sprinkling 1/2 c. raisins between slices.

Beat:
1/2 c. sugar
4 eggs, slightly

Add:
1/4 t. ginger
1 T. butter, melted
4 c. milk, scalded

Pour over bread and let stand for 20 minutes. Bake at 325* F. covered for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake till nicely browned. Serve warm with cream.

Another recipe calls for 1/3 c. sugar and vanilla flavor added.

Or 2 eggs, 1/4 c. sugar, 1/2 c. raisins, 1/2 t. cinnamon, 1 t. lemon extract, 6 slices bread and 1 qt. milk. Same method.

Or same as above, add butter to bread before cutting into cubes. Bake in blue roaster 40 to 45 minutes.

DEPRESSION ERA CREAMY RICE PUDDING

Rinse well:
1/2 c. rice - and put in baking dish or double boiler

Add:
1 qt .milk
3 T. sugar
1/4 t. salt

Cook stirring occasionally, for 1 hour, or until rice can be seen from the top.

Add:
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. raisins, washed
1 egg, beaten, last 30 minutes

serves 6.