Sunday, August 09, 2009

Hattie McDaniel's Sweetcorn Pudding

"When I was little, my mother taught me how to use a fork and knife.
The trouble is that mother forgot to teach me how to stop using them!"

I know what Hattie means, I ate almost ALL of her sweetcorn pudding this evening even though big enough for 2. It is sooooooo delicious.

I've spent the whole weekend typing up recipes and I'm realising how much work there is still to do. My mind is spinning with mathematical conundrums - translating cups to grams and quarts to milileters can result in some very odd recipe directions. Also, what does one do with the instruction: "Cut up about fifteen cents worth of salt pork."? How much salt pork would Gary Cooper have been able to buy for 15c in 1936?

I've had to sit myself down with "Hollywood Wives: The New Generation" on the True Entertainment channel featuring Farrah Fawcett (RIP), Melissa Gilbert and Robin Givens to rest my mind. Superb!

1 comment:

Lolita said...

Ha ha, I love old recipes like that! Or hate them, I can't tell the difference. 15 cents worth, that's marvelous! I remember my mother (being an educated cook) asking an old neighbor for a bread recipe, and ended up never being able to do it. All ingredients where like that. "Add flour until it feels right." They must have been cooking geniuses back then!