Method.—Put the milk, butter, sugar and grated lemon-rind into a stewpan, boil up, let it infuse for about 15 minutes, then pour over the well-beaten yolks of the eggs, stirring meanwhile. Add the crumbled sponge cakes and lemon-juice, mix well together, and pour into a piedish, the edges of which must be previously lined and decorated with the paste (see Apple Amber). Bake in a moderate oven from 30 to 35 minutes, or until the mixture is set, then cover with the stiffly-whisked whites of eggs, and dredge liberally with castor sugar. Replace in the oven until the meringue hardens and acquires a little colour.
Time.—About 1¼ hours. Average Cost, 1s. Sufficient for 6 or 7 persons.
1869.—LEMON PUDDING, BOILED. (Fr.—Pouding au citron.)
Ingredients.—8 ozs. of breadcrumbs, 2 ozs. of flour, 4 ozs. of finely-chopped suet, 4 ozs. of sugar, 2 lemons, 2 eggs, milk.
Method.—Mix the breadcrumbs, flour, suet, and sugar together, add the well beaten yolks of eggs, the lemon-juice, and the finely grated rinds, add milk gradually until a stiff yet thoroughly moistened mixture is formed. Turn into a buttered basin and steam for about 2½ to 3 hours. Serve with cornflour or sweet melted butter sauce.
Time.—About 3½ hours. Average Cost, 9d. Sufficient for 6 or 7 persons.
1870.—MACARONI OR SPAGHETTI PUDDING.
Ingredients.—1 oz. of macaroni or spaghetti, 1 oz. of butter, 1 oz. of sugar, 1 pint of milk, 2 eggs, the grated rind of ½ a lemon or other flavouring, salt.
Method.—Break the macaroni orinto ½-inch lengths, put them with a pinch of salt into the milk when boiling, and simmer until tender. Add the sugar, butter, lemon-rind, and the well-beaten yolks of the eggs, stir the mixture by the side of the fire for a few minutes, but do net let it boil. Lastly, add the stiffly-whisked whites of eggs, then turn the mixture into a buttered piedish, and bake slowly from 25 to 30 minutes.
Time.—About 1¼ hours. Average Cost, 6d. Sufficient for 3 or 4 persons.
1871.—MADEIRA PUDDING. (Fr.—Pouding au Madère.)
Ingredients.—4 ozs. of bread in small dice, 2 ozs. of castor sugar, 2 eggs, ½ a pint of milk, 1 wineglassful of Madeira or sherry, 1 teaspoonful of grated lemon-rind.