Friday, December 23, 2011

Colonial Christmas Dessert Recipes by Jennifer Hudson Taylor

Christmas is a time for tradition. Since I write historical Christian fiction, I'm always looking for Christmas traditions that I can include in my stories or share with my family, but have real historical value. I wanted to share a couple of colonial Christmas dessert recipes I came across. Merry Christmas!


Hasty Pudding

Exact amounts were not given in my booklet so you you might have to experiment. Bring a container of water and some salt to a boil in a heavy saucepan. Slowly pour in some yellow cornmeal, stirring all the while til the mix becomes thick enough so a spoon will stand up in it. Laddle the pudding into 3-4 small bowls. Drop some butter onto each portion, then sprinkle on ground nutmeg and some molasses. Serve hot.

Buttered Bakes Apples

Peel and core the apples, leaving them whole. Carefully butter a heavily-tinned plate and arrange the apples on it. Fill the holes left by the cores with powdered sugar, and sprinkle the apples with melted butter, then bake twenty minutes. Put a small amount of current jelly in each of the cores. 


Tammy Doherty said...

I've never actually made Buttered Baked Apples, or even eaten one for that matter, but the recipe always makes my mouth water!

Thanks for sharing some tasty history, Jennifer. Wishing you and your family a joyous Christmas :D

Author Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

I agree, it sounds yummy. Merry Christmas, Tammy!