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Queen Pudding - 1894 Style


From a 19th century recipe for queen pudding


  • 1 pint bread crumbs
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 lemon
  • butter the size of a hen's egg
  • 1 cup sugar


One pint of bread crumbs, one quart of milk, one cup of sugar, the yolks of four eggs, the grated rind of one lemon, and a piece of butter the size of a hen's egg. Bake like a custard. When done, cover with the whites of the eggs, beaten to a stiff froth with one cup of sugar and the juice of the lemon. Put back in oven, and brown lightly.


Recipes 1894 Style |Puddings 1894 Style

Adapted from Recipes Tried and True, compiled by the Ladies' Aid Society of the First Presbyterian Church, Marion, Ohio, 1894, a source in the public domain.

The recipes in this collection are representative of cooking in America in the late 19th century, and the compilation of a cookbook shows the ways in which women were beginning to organize and act both within their traditional roles and outside of traditional expectations. The recipes are presented exactly as written in 1894, and may not conform to current nutritional or food preparation standards. Try at your own risk.

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