In the Song Yankee Doodle…..Hasty Pudding is mentioned to be along with Captain Goodin they saw men and boys as thick as the pudding. Well it really is a food. It’s cornmeal slow cooked in water for the most part. Once in a while an old tune will have a reference to some food that we sure don’t hear about often and never find on a menu. Here is a version for the pudding.
- Make a paste of the corn meal and cold water, stirring until there are no lumps and pour gradually into the boiling water.
- Stir until very thick.
- Place in a double boiler, cover and cook from 2 to 3 hours, stirring frequently.
- Serve hot with sugar and milk, with plenty of butter and salt as desired.