Mathematical Pudding

In honor of Stephen Hawking, I decided to post this recipe today. I’m not sure what makes it mathematical, but it sounds pretty good. It’s from the 1959 cookbook from the Home Bureau Women of Jersey County.

“Mathematical Pudding”

Cream 1/2 C. (cup) butter and 1 1/2 C. sugar and 3 eggs, well beaten. Sift 3 C. flour, 2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt. Add this alternately with 1 C. milk to first mixture. Turn into buttered loaf pan, cover with 1 C. raisins. Bake 35 minutes and serve with vanilla or fruit sauce.

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2 Responses to Mathematical Pudding

  1. Anna says:

    Hi Amy,
    This recipe might be called called “Mathematical Pudding” because of the ratio of ingredients (in multiples of half cups) plus three eggs
    Just a thought,
    Take care, Anna

  2. Amy Alessio says:

    Hi Anna,

    You are so smart! Thank you, this must be it.

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