"Eve's Pudding" poem (1829); Brown Betty (1851)
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BROWN BETTY--220,000 Google hits
EVE'S PUDDING--684 Google hits
I went to my cousin's wedding today. Almost every food that was served was
something that I'd researched. I told Angie that we'd better elope.
For dessert was an apple crumb dish that we thought was "Brown Betty."
"Brown Betty" was also the name of a horse in the early 1800s.
In the course of researching "Brown Betty," I looked at "(Mother) Eve's
Pudding." (Not in OED, of course. That's why they pay me millions.)
The 19th century "Eve's Pudding" poem appears to be a nice discovery and
should join the other historical "food poems" that I've posted here.
Brown Betty chiefly U.S., a baked pudding containing apples and breadcrumbs;
1864 Yale Lit. Mag. XXIX. 187 (Th.), [In training,] tea, coffee, pies, and ‘
*brown Betty’ must next be sacrificed. 1911 _S. E. WHITE_
(http://dictionary.oed.com/help/bib/oed2-w2.html#s-e-white) Bobby Orde (1916) x. 126 It was the
season of..apple-tapioca and Brown Betty. 1948 _‘J. TEY’_
(http://dictionary.oed.com/help/bib/oed2-t.html#j-tey) Franchise Aff. xv. 164 Brown-betty
with thick cream.
_Other 1 -- No Title_
Lady's Home Magazine (1857-1860). Philadelphia: Jul 30, 1858. p. 0_1 (2
(MAKING OF AMERICA--MICHIGAN)
Title: The improved housewife, or Book of receipts; with engravings for
marketing and carving. By a married lady ...
Author: Webster, A L Mrs.
Publication Info: Hartford: [Stereotyped by R.H. Hobbs], 1851.
Collection: Making of America Books
2 matches of "brown betty"
_Mother Eve's Pudding._
D D M. Ohio Cultivator (1845-1866). Columbus: Apr 1, 1860. Vol. 16, Iss. 7;
p. 111 (1 page)
_Mother Eve's Pudding._
If you'd have a good pudding, observe what you're taught;
Take two new-laid eggs, be sure they're the right sort,
And of the same fruit Mother Eve once has chosen,
Well pared and well shopped, at least half a dozen;
Six ounces of bread, (give pussy the crust,)
The crumbs must be grated as small as the dust;
Six ounces of currants, from the stones you must sort.
Lest they break out your teeth, and spoil all your sport;
Five ounces of sugar won't make it too sweet,
Some salt and some nutmeg the mess will complete;
Three hours let it boil, without hurry or flutter,
And then serve it up without sugar or butter.
D. D. M.
N.B. -- In the process of cooking, we should hope the poetry would all boil
out of this pudding, so as not to b(illegible) in eating it! -- ED.
_Delaware Advertiser And Farmers Journal_
Ymrz) _Thursday, December 03, 1829_
(http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Search.aspx?Search=) _Wilmington,_ (http://www.newspap
...ex- cellence of its Daily Mvertiicr. EVE'S PUDDING. GOOD RULES AND MAXIMS..
Pg. 1, col. 1:
As it is now so much more fashionable for ladies to make poetry than
puddings, I have feared that unless the following were something beside plain prose,
it would receive no notice from your readers, although it posses so much
excellence of it's own. -- _Boston Daily Advertiser._
If you want a good pudding mind what you are taught--
Take of eggs six in number when bought for a groat;
The fruit with which Eve her husband did cozen,
Well pared and well chopped, at least half a dozen;
Six ounces of bread, let Moll eat the crust,
And crumble the rest as fine as the dust;
Six ounces of currants from the stem you must sort,
Lest you break out your teeth and spoil all the sport,
Six ounces of sugar won't make it too sweet,
Some salt and some nutmeg will make it complete,
Three hours let it boil without any flutter,
But _Adam_ won't like it without wine and butter.
(http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/display.cfm?TitleNo=24&PageNum=302) (Image 302)
from _Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches._
(http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/html/books/book_12.cfm) By _Leslie, Eliza._
(http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/display.cfm?TitleNo=60&PageNum=348) (Image 348)
from _Jennie June's American Cookery Book_
(http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/html/books/book_28.cfm) By _Croly, Jane Cunningham._
(http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/display.cfm?TitleNo=13&PageNum=353) (Image 353)
from _Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cook Book_
(http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/html/books/book_37.cfm) By _Lincoln, Mary Johnson._
(http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/display.cfm?TitleNo=27&PageNum=277) (Image 277)
from _Practical Cooking and Dinner Giving_
(http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/html/books/book_32.cfm) By _Henderson, Mary F._
(http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/display.cfm?TitleNo=59&PageNum=87) (Image 87)
from _Presbyterian Cook Book_
(http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/html/books/book_29.cfm) By _First Presbyterian Church, Dayton, Ohio._
(http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/display.cfm?TitleNo=28&PageNum=270) (Image 270)
from _Miss Parloa's New Cook Book_
(http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/html/books/book_36.cfm) By _Miss Parloa._
(http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/display.cfm?TitleNo=4&PageNum=33) (Image 33)
from _The Cook Not Mad_
(http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/html/books/book_07.cfm) By _Author unknown._
_Eve's Pudding (the best kind)_
(http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/display.cfm?TitleNo=51&PageNum=147) (Image 147)
from _Miss Beecher's Domestic Receipt Book_
(http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/html/books/book_18.cfm) By _Beecher, Catharine Esther._
_Mother Eve's Pudding_
(http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/display.cfm?TitleNo=48&PageNum=154) (Image 154)
from _The Complete Cookﾅand With General Directions for Making Wines._
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