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FIVE tablespoonfuls of tapioca, one quart of milk, two ounces of butter, a cupful of sugar, four eggs, flavoring of vanilla or bitter al- monds. Wash the tapioca and let it stew gently in the milk on the back part of the stove for a quarter of an hour, occasionally stirring it ; then let it cool, mix with it the butter, sugar and eggs, which should be well-beaten, and flavor with either of the above ingredients. But- ter a dish, put in the pudding and bake in a moderate oven for an hour. If the pudding is boiled, add a little more tapioca and boil it in a buttered basin one and a half hours.


THIS makes a most delightful dessert. Soak over night a large tea- cupful of tapioca in cold water; in the morning, put half of it in a buttered yellow- ware baking-dish, or any suitable pudding-dish. Sprinkle sugar over the tapioca; then on this put a quart of berries, sugar and the rest of the tapioca. Fill the dish with water, which should cover the tapioca about a quarter of an inch. Bake in a mod- erately hot oven until it looks clear. Eat cold with cream or custard. If not sweet enough, add more sugar at table ; and in baking, if it seems too dry, more water is needed.

A similar dish may be made, using peaches, either fresh or canned.


ONE-QUARTER cup of butter, one -half cupful of sugar, two cupfuls of jam, six cupfuls of soft bread crumbs, four eggs. Rub the butter and sugar together, beat the eggs, yolks and whites separately, mash the raspberries, add the whites beaten to a stiff froth, stir all together to a smooth paste ; butter a pudding dish, cover the bottom with a layer of the crumbs, then a layer of the mixture; continue the alternate layers until the dish is full, making the last layer of crumbs ; bake one hour in a moderate oven. Serve in the dish in which it is baked and serve with fruit sauce made with raspberries. This pudding may be made the same with any other kind of berries.


PARE some nice ripe pears (to weigh about three-fourths of a pound) ; put them in a saucepan with a few cloves, some lemon or

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