Sufficient for twenty delights.
1 can pineapple 1 cupful sugar 4 tablespoonfuls melted Crisco 1 cupful breadcrumbs 1/4 teaspoonful salt 6 eggs Hard sauce
4 tablespoonfuls sugar 1/2 teaspoonful salt 1/2 cupful Crisco 2 tablespoonfuls sherry 4 tablespoonfuls blanched and chopped almonds
For pudding. Beat eggs, add crumbs, salt, Crisco, sugar, and pineapple cut into small dice. Turn into Criscoed pudding dish and bake in moderate oven until firm. Serve hot or cold with sauce.
For sauce. Beat Crisco with sugar to a cream, add salt, sherry, and almonds.
Mrs. Vaughn’s Plum Pudding
1/2 lb. brown sugar 3 eggs 1/4 lb. breadcrumbs 1/2 lb. browned flour 1/2 lb. Crisco 2 teaspoonfuls baking powder 1 teaspoonful salt 1/2 teaspoonful powdered cloves 1/2 teaspoonful powdered cinnamon 1 teaspoonful powdered ginger 1/2 teaspoonful grated nutmeg 1/4 teaspoonful powdered mace 1/2 cupful New Orleans molasses 1/2 cupful brandy (or grape juice) 1/4 cupful lemon juice 1/2 lb. seeded raisins 1/2 lb. sultana raisins 1 lb. currants 1 lb. crystallized fruits, consisting of pineapple, cherries, figs, orange peel, and citron
Chop crystallized fruits, add raisins and currants, then pour brandy (or grape juice) over them and let stand several hours. Cream Crisco and sugar, add eggs well beaten together, and all other ingredients. Divide into greased mold (small Crisco cans will do) filling two-thirds full and steam steadily for three hours. Turn out while hot and serve with hard sauce.
Sufficient for two medium-sized puddings or one very large one.
1/2 cupful rice 3 cupfuls milk 3/4 cupful sugar 1/4 cupful Crisco 3 eggs Powdered cinnamon to taste 1/4 cupful seeded raisins 1/2 teaspoonful salt
Wash rice and steam it in milk until thick, then allow to cool. Cream Crisco and sugar, add well beaten eggs, raisins, salt, rice, and cinnamon. Grease pudding dish with Crisco, pour in mixture and bake one hour in moderate oven.
1/2 cupful sugar 2 cupfuls flour 2 teaspoonfuls baking powder 4 tablespoonfuls melted Crisco 1/2 teaspoonful salt 2 eggs 1 cupful milk 1 teaspoonful vanilla extract 1 cupful chopped English walnut meats
1 cupful sugar 1/2 cupful water 3 yolks eggs 2 cupfuls whipped cream 1/2 teaspoonful lemon extract
Mix flour, sugar, salt and baking powder together, add eggs well beaten, vanilla extract, milk, Crisco, and nuts. Mix well and divide into 9 greased individual molds, cover with greased papers, and steam steadily for three-quarters of an hour. Turn out and serve.