Sour cherry soufflé

(Recipe #21, page 166)

Soak ¾ pound of stale white bread without crust in milk and stir it thoroughly. Then cream a knob of butter the size of an egg, and add 9 egg yolks, some ground almonds, a few bitter lemon peels, 2–3 tablespoons of sugar, bread [from above], beaten egg white, 1 pound of pitted sour cherries mixed with sugar, and bake for an hour. Continue reading

Crayfish pudding

(Recipe #39, page 161)

Ingredients: 1 pound, 6 ounces of good 2-day-old white bread, ½ quart of fresh milk, 3 ounces of crayfish butter, 10 fresh eggs, ¼ pound of sieved sugar [2/3 cup], ½ ounce of ground bitter macaroons or the peel of a lemon, a scant ½ pound of finely chopped suet, and 18 minced crayfish tails. Continue reading

Pudding made from cold veal roast

(Recipe #38, page 161)

Ingredients: 1¾ pounds of finely chopped fresh-tasting veal roast, with skin and sinews removed, 8 eggs, a scant 6 ounces of butter, 2–3 ounces of 2-day-old grated milk-bread [bread soaked in milk], ½ cup of sweet cream, 6 finely chopped shallots, salt, and a bit of nutmeg. Continue reading

English warm meat pudding

(Recipe #37, pages 160 – 161)

Take 2 pounds of pure beef, remove all sinews, and chop it very fine together with a small onion. Then cream ¼ pound of butter and gradually stir in 8 whole eggs, a few spoonfuls of sour cream, lemon peel, a bit of pepper and allspice, an absolutely fresh herring cleaned and chopped very fine, 3 ounces of stale white bread (without the crust) moistened in cold water and squeezed, finely chopped mushrooms and morels, and the necessary salt. Continue reading

Fruit pudding (highly recommended)

(Recipe #35, page 160)

Ingredients: 2 pounds + 2 ounces of 2-day-old white bread, nearly 1 quart of milk, ¼ pound of butter, 10 eggs, depending on how acidic the fruit is 6–8 ounces of powdered sugar [1-1/2 to 2 cups], lemon peel, and cinnamon, and (optionally) ¼ pound of currants. Continue reading