Wednesday, January 13, 2010

It's SO EASY [even a flapper could do it]!

[blogger's adide: hey - if you read Julie & Julie and loved it, I'm guessing you, too would read Cleaving and, well, read my review on today...] No more haste, on to the pudding!

What in the hell does Better Homes & Gardens have against the bad girls of the roaring 20s? Are they intimidated by all the snazz, pizzaz and skinny cigarettes?

Just because you have a cute hair style, naked knees, ruby red lips and the chutzpah to do the charleston does not mean you can't make pudding.
Or does it?

Find out. Try this dessert recipe from BH&G's Snacks and Refreshments cook book (c) '63 - it's the cat's pajamas!

Flapper Pudding
1 cup fine vanilla-wafer crumbs
3/4 soft butter or margarine
2 cups sifted confectioner's sugar
2 egg yolks*
2 stiff-beaten [oooh, you dirty flapper] egg whites
1 9-ounce can crushed pineapple, well drained
1/2 cup chopped California walnuts
* Have eggs at room temperature

Spread half of vanilla-wafer crumbs on bottom of 10x6x1 1/2-inch baking dish [do the math, flapper wanna-bes]. Cream butter; gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating till light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat 1 minute more. Fold in egg whites (mixture may look curdled); beat at medium speed for a few seconds or till smooth. Fold in pineapple and nuts. Carefully spread mixgture over crumbs. Top with remaining crumbs.

Chill till firm, 5 hours or overnight. Cut into 10 squares. Garnish with cherries [yeah, those weren't on the ingredient list].

Okay, BH&G bitter bitch-types, I'm pretty convinced that a flapper could assemble this pudding with both hands, and two cigarettes, tied behind her back [hey, bonus would = no ashing in the yolks]. And it would be as tasty. It's easy, but that doesn't mean flappers were [although your love might cheat on you with this pudding - it's that good].

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1 comment:

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