Pudding Pies



  • Milk, pint
  • ground rice, 3 oz.: 15 minutes.
  • Butter, 3 oz.
  • sugar, ¼ lb.
  • nutmeg or lemon-rind
  • eggs, 6
  • currants, 4 to 6 oz.: 15 to 30 minutes.


This form of pastry (or its name at least) is, we believe, peculiar to the county of Kent, where it is made in abundance, and eaten by all classes of people during Lent. Boil for fifteen minutes three ounces of ground rice* in a pint and a half of new milk, and when taken from the fire stir into it three ounces of butter and four of sugar; add to these six well-beaten eggs, a grain or two of salt, and a flavouring of nutmeg or lemon-rind at pleasure. When the mixture is nearly cold, line some large pattypans or some saucers with thin puff paste, fill them with it three parts full, strew the tops thickly with currants which have been cleaned and dried, and bake the pudding-pies from fifteen to twenty minutes in a gentle oven.

* Or rice-flour.