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Maize Pudding

A pudding that has both corn starch and corn meal as its basis provides variety. This pudding, called maize pudding, is prepared in a double boiler and then turned into a mold to cool. Either raisins or dates may be added to it to increase its palatability.

Sufficient to serve eight.


  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/2 cup white corn meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup raisins or dates


Scald the milk in a double boiler, mix the corn starch, corn meal, salt, sugar, and cinnamon, and add this to the hot milk, stirring rapidly to prevent the formation of lumps. Continue to stir and cook directly over the fire until the mixture thickens. Then return to the double boiler and cook for about 2 hours. Fifteen minutes before removing from the fire, add the raisins or chopped dates, turn into a mold, and serve either hot or cold with custard sauce.


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Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Volume 4.

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