Grape-Pudding (1886) ★★

I had some grapes in the see where this is going...

Original Recipe:

The Verdict:
Well, Mr.Man thought it was too sweet, and I thought it was too sour. Oddly, the cooked grapes lost a lot of their sweetness. Some issues here which led to the low rating were that the pudding was mushy and fell apart and the top layer of crumbs was dry and nearly burnt. I think it needed some butter or something to help the top cook as well. However, I didn't mind the overall taste when I ignored the texture. But this recipe was a mess...literally.

Modernized Recipe:
(Adapted from Miss Corson's Practical American Cookery)


1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8x8 baking dish with butter.
2. Fill the baking dish with alternate layers of grapes, sugar, and bread crumbs, ending with a top layer of crumbs.
3. Bake for about 30 minutes. Serve it hot with powdered sugar.

Anje graduated with a Honours Bachelors degree in History with a minor in Museum Studies. She currently lives and works in Japan's least populous prefecture as an assistant English teacher.