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HASTY PUDDING

Originally a British dish, this pudding could be made on very short notice.
Ingredients vary, but it was basically a sweetened porridge made from flour, tapioca or oatmeal and milk. The term originated in the late 16th century.


In Colonial America cornmeal was cheaper and more readily available, so here, Hasty Pudding was a cornmeal mush (cornmeal added to boiling water and cooked) with molasses, honey, brown sugar or maple syrup and milk.


There are both savory and dessert versions of this dish.

HASTY PUDDING

    Fath'r and I went down to camp
    Along with Captain Goodin,
    And there we saw the men and boys
    As thick as hasty puddin'.

              Verse from Yankee Doodle

 

 

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