October 23, 2021

Recipe of the Week: Apple Rice Pudding

The following recipe for Apple Rice Pudding is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book will be one of the many bonus items included in the next edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. This special 15th Anniversary Edition USB stick should be available for sale in the third week of January, 2021.

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large apples
  • 1/4 cup butter or butter substitute
  1. Wash the rice and boil in salted water until soft.
  2. Drain.
  3. Add the egg-yolks, sugar, raisins, cinnamon and salt.
  4. Cut the apples in very small pieces and add to the rice.
  5. Beat the egg-whites stiff and fold into the mixture.
  6. Melt the butter in a baking-dish and stir half of it into the pudding mixture, spreading the rest over the inside of the dish.
  7. Pour the mixture into the baking-dish and bake in a hot oven for about forty minutes.

Serve hot.

Editor’s Note on Oven Temperatures

When using old recipes, you’ll likely see some unfamiliar terms for oven temperature.  Here is a general guide that you might want to print out and keep handy:

  • Very Slow Oven — 250°F to 275°F
  • Slow Oven or Roasting Oven — 275°F to 300°F
  • Moderately Slow Oven — 325°F
  • Moderate Oven — 350°F
  • Pastry Oven or Bread Oven — 360°F to 370°F
  • Moderately Hot Oven — 375°F
  • Hot Oven or Quick Oven — 425 °F
  • Extremely Hot Oven  — 480°F to 500 °F (Pizza!)

Note: To convert Fahrenheit to Celsius: From the Fahrenheit temperature subtract 32. Then multiply the difference by 5, and then divide the product by 9.

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