A few weeks ago I bought a vintage cookbook in an antique store. It's called The American Woman's Cookbook and it's the 1944 edition. I've been toying with the idea of making recipes out of cookbooks like this one and last night I took the plunge and made one. I wanted to start off with one that looked pretty easy to make and so I tried the recipe for caramel pudding.
This recipe called for only four ingredients which are: 2 cups of whole milk, 1/4 cup of flour, 1 cup of brown sugar, and two eggs, separated.
The Verdict: Not pudding like in the least, not any where near pudding. Not very caramel tasting either.
This concoction tastes good, it's got a slight caramel flavor, but it's not pudding. It didn't set for shit not even after an hour in the freezer. The egg whites kept floating to the top and leaving the sweet slightly caramel slightly thick milk on the bottom.
So I have to call this experiment in vintage recipe making a fail but on the plus side, the next time I make something that needs a meringue topping, I'll be a whiz at making it.