Authentic Baked Rice Pudding

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I have always enjoyed rice pudding. My Mom always made it.

Here is recipe for Baked Rice Pudding from Mrs. Beeton's "Book of Household Management", 1861.

1 teacup rice
2 tablespoons moist sugar
2 pints milk
1/2 ounce butter
2 tablespoons chopped suet
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg

Wash the rice, put it into a pie-dish with the sugar. Pour in the milk, and stir these ingredients well together.

Then add the butter cut up into very small pieces, or, instead of this the above proportion of finely minced suet.

Grate a little nutmeg over the top, and bake the pudding in a moderate oven, from 1 1/2 to 2 hours. As the rice is not previously cooked, care must be taken that the pudding is very slowly baked, to give plenty of time for the rice to swell, and for it to be very thoroughly done.

Mrs. Beeton wrote it served 6 children.
 
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For those of you who don't like the old recipe from Mrs. Beeton. Here is my mother's recipe which she got from her mother. It has always been a winner.

Rice Pudding

1/2 cup raisins
2 cups milk, scalded
2 eggs, separated
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups cooked rice
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg

Add raisins to the hot milk and let stand 15 minutes. Beat egg yolks, salt and sugar thick. Add hot milk, raisins, rice and cinnamon and cook in double boiler until thickened. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Chill. Serves 6.
 

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I thought a little information on Isabella Beeton, author of the book, "The Book of Household Management,", would be interesting.

Isabella Beeton was a Victorian writer who wrote "The Book of Household Management" first published in 1861 by her husband, Samuel Beeton. Mr. Beeton and Isabella Mayson were married in 1856. He was a wealthy publisher. Isabella first wrote articles for his many publications.

Her book was an instant success and sold over 60000 copies the first year it was published. As well
as recipes, the book contained advice on managing an household, children, etiquette, entertaining and on servants. It was very well illustrated with engravings of the many foods.

From: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/chefs/mrs_beeton
 
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For those of you who don't like the old recipe from Mrs. Beeton. Here is my mother's recipe which she got from her mother. It has always been a winner.

Rice Pudding

1/2 cup raisins
2 cups milk, scalded
2 eggs, separated
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups cooked rice
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg

Add raisins to the hot milk and let stand 15 minutes. Beat egg yolks, salt and sugar thick. Add hot milk, raisins, rice and cinnamon and cook in double boiler until thickened. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Chill. Serves 6.
That is more like it with raisins and cinnamon. The way I like it
 
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I have always enjoyed rice pudding. My Mom always made it.

Here is recipe for Baked Rice Pudding from Mrs. Beeton's "Book of Household Management", 1861.

1 teacup rice
2 tablespoons moist sugar
2 pints milk
1/2 ounce butter
2 tablespoons chopped suet
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg

Wash the rice, put it into a pie-dish with the sugar. Pour in the milk, and stir these ingredients well together.

Then add the butter cut up into very small pieces, or, instead of this the above proportion of finely minced suet.

Grate a little nutmeg over the top, and bake the pudding in a moderate oven, from 1 1/2 to 2 hours. As the rice is not previously cooked, care must be taken that the pudding is very slowly baked, to give plenty of time for the rice to swell, and for it to be very thoroughly done.

Mrs. Beeton wrote it served 6 children.
Donna, I put on pounds just looking at your posts. Yum.
 

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A little trivia on Rice Pudding. "Rice pudding was often served at Pennsylvania German Weddings as a symbol of wealth, fertility and good luck. The bride and groom were required to share the first bite. No one could go home until everyone had a portion and the whole pudding was eaten."

From: "Old-Fashioned Celebration",from Conner Prairie Museum on Weddings. Page 15.
 
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Donna. I love homemade rice pudding. My grandmother and mother made this quite often throughout the year. However, I don't think they used suet in their recipe. I don't think I ever tasted suet? What is suet? Thanks for sharing your recipe with the forum. David.
 



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