Another dish from the epic Marguerite Patten Recipe Cards set, birthplace of Sausage Boatees.
This is Hot Puddings Card No. 7–Golden Cap Pudding!
I, being frugal, and only one person, chose the more economical pudding:
1/4 cup margarine, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 egg, 1 cup lfour, and mix with milk or water to a soft dropping consistency.
I followed the directions. Mostly (but that will be addressed later). I used my stand mixer. I folded in the flour with a spatula. I buttered my bowl, filled the bottom with some Aunt Jemima Maple Syrup (yes, fake syrup!), spread the batter on top, covered the bowl with wax paper, and then steamed it.
Getting it out of the bowl and onto a plate was tricky since the bowl was all steamy. A pair of fashionable, yellow rubber gloves did the trick.
I want to bring to your attention the fact that the economical version did NOT include any baking powder.
Which could be the reason why instead of a gorgeous, light, golden dome, my pudding looks like—-
A diseased brain. A abnormal, maple syrup-covered brain.
And there was nothing light about this. Look at the inside of my pudding brain:
It was like a giant, boiled dumpling.
I don’t know if baking powder could have saved it. Or perhaps that is what all hot puddings look like?
If that is the case: oh, British People. Perhaps the food is why the pilgrims crossed the Atlantic to the Americas.