Saturday, January 18, 2014

Making Hasty Pudding....

A couple of weeks ago, we made Hasty Pudding as part of our Colonial History study.  The kids really enjoyed it! 

We ate it for breakfast as a hot cereal topped with our homemade maple syrup.  We also used our ground venison to make sausage patties. I figured the settlers ate wild game so it fit in :)

Here's the recipe we used....

Hasty Pudding

1. In a bowl, combine one cup yellow cornmeal with one cup of cold water.

2. In a heavy saucepan, bring three cups of water and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to a boil.

3. Carefully stir in cornmeal mixture, making sure it does not lump.

4. Cook over low heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring often.

5. Cool slightly.  Serve the pudding warm with a pat of butter on top. Add a little maple syrup or sprinkle with brown sugar.

Makes 6 servings

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  1. so simple but it sounds delicious. I would love if you shared this on our #kidsinthektichen linky this week

  2. Thanks was very delicious :)

    God Bless,

  3. I've never heard of hasty pudding before. Probably because we haven't studied colonial history yet. We have made a similar dish, but I think it was when we were following a very restrictive diet. How did the kids like it?

  4. The kids actually LOVED it!....but our kids enjoy hot cereals like oatmeal. They also love cornbread. So, if you can, envision a cross between an oatmeal like hot cereal and corn bread :) I thought it was OK, my husband liked it too.

    When you study that time period, try to get a copy of Sarah Morton's Day by Kate Waters. The girl in the story makes "Hasty Pudding". We read the story and then made it for breakfast the next day.

    Thanks for logging on,

  5. i have never heard of hasty pudding before. This sounds like something the children would enjoy making. I would love if you would stop by and share on my weekly recipe linky, Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
    Have a great evening.

  6. Linked up....thanks for the invite :)

  7. Thanks for stopping by and sharing on Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen! I hope to see you back again. My linky goes live every Friday.
    Have a great day!