The Poor Author’s Pudding

Preparation info

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      30 min

Appears in

Modern Cookery for Private Families

By Eliza Acton

Published 1845

  • About


  • new milk, 1 quart
  • cinnamon, or lemon-rind
  • sugar,3 oz.
  • little salt
  • eggs,3
  • buttered bread:


Flavour a quart of new milk by boiling in it for a few minutes half a stick of well-bruised cinnamon, or the thin rind of a small lemon; add a few grains of salt, and three ounces of sugar, and turn the whole into a deep basin: when it is quite cold, stir to it three well-beaten eggs, and strain the mixture into a pie-dish. Cover the top entirely with slices of bread free from crust, and half an inch thick, cut so as to join neatly, and buttered on both sides: bake the pudding in a moderate oven for about half an hour, or in a Dutch oven before the fire.