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Mother's Eve Pudding

A Recipe in Verse

The following recipe was transcribed ver batim from 

Peterson's Magazine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

February, 1861

If you'd have a good pudding, pray mind what you're taught,
Take twopennyworth of eggs when twelve for a groat;
Then take of that fruit which Eve did once cozen,
Well-pared and well-chopped, at least half a dozen;
Six ounces of bread - let your maid eat the crust -
The crumbs must be grated as fine as the dust;
Six ounces of currants from the stems you must sort,
Or they'll break out your teeth and spoil all your sport.
Three ounces of sugar won't make it too sweet;
Some salt and some spices to make it complete.
Three hours let it boil without hurry or flutter,
And then serve it up with some good melted butter.

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