Time: 1/2 hour.

Sufficient for 5 or 6 persons.

Seasonable at any time.

  1. 1 pint of milk
  2. 1 tablespoonful of flour
  3. 4 eggs
  4. lemon-rind or cinnamon to taste
  • Flavour the milk by infusing in it a little lemon-rind or cinnamon
  • Whisk the eggs
  • Stir the flour gradually to these
  • Pour over them the milk
  • Stir the mixture well
  • Butter a basin that will exactly hold it
  • Put in the custard, and tie a floured cloth over
  • Plunge it into boiling wate
  • Turn it about for a few minutes, to prevent the flour from settling in one part
  • Boil it slowly for 1/2 hour
  • Turn it out of the basin, and serve

  • The pudding may be garnished with red-currant jelly, and sweet sauce may be sent to table with it.

    Source: The Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton (1859)

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