Mrs Beeton Empress Pudding
This is an
original Mrs. Beeton recipe taken from her famous book,
Beeton’s Book of Household Management. Both the quantities and text
have been reproduced as originally published, with the exception of a
little reformatting of the ingredient list to make it easier to follow.
1oz = 25g
1lb = 450g
1 gill =
1 teacup =
1 pint =
1 quart =
1/2 lb. of rice,
2 oz. of butter,
sufficient milk to soften the rice.
Mode.—Boil the rice in the milk until very soft; then add the butter boil it for
a few minutes after the latter ingredient is put in, and set it by to cool. Well
beat the eggs, stir these in, and line a dish with puff-paste; put over this a
layer of rice, then a thin layer of any kind of jam, then another layer of rice,
and proceed in this manner until the dish is full; and bake in a moderate oven
for 3/4 hour. This pudding may be eaten hot or cold; if the latter, it will be
much improved by having a boiled custard poured over it.
Average cost, 1s.
Sufficient for 6 or 7 persons.
Seasonable at any time.
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