Popular during the depression due to the easily accessible ingredients in a trying time, poorman’s pudding utilizes sour milk and meat drippings to form a deliciously flavorful dessert.
I’ve not made a classic pudding before and need to attempt one soon. For an added bit of flair, this pudding could be served with a custard sauce or drizzle of cream.
1 cup sour milk
1 cup molasses
1/2 cup lard (or drippings, suet)
1 cup raisins
1 level teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
Mix together ingredients, adding enough flour to mix as thick as cake batter (about 2 cups). Steam pudding for 3 hours.
Add any fruit or nut if wanted to suit taste.