Almanzo Wilder (Wikipedia)
Farmer Boy (Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum)
BIRD'S NEST PUDDING RECIPE:
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 pint heavy cream
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 c brown sugar
1 c flour
1/2 tsp butter
1 c homogenized milk
1/2 c powdered sugar
6 tart apples (about 2 lbs)
1 tsp maple flavoring
Step #1 Butter a baking dish (2-quart).
Step #2 Peel & core the apples & place them in the dish.
Step #3 Fill the wholes with brown sugar, pressing slightly, & sprinkle half the nutmeg on top.
Step #4 Place in preheated 350° F oven to start baking while you prepare the batter.
Step #5 Separate the eggs, putting the yolks into a larger bowl & the whites onto a platter.
Step #6 Beat whites with a fork or whisk until they no longer slip from the tilted platter.
Step #7 Beat the yolks until they change color; stir in the maple flavoring & milk.
Step #8 In smaller bowl mix flour, cream or tartar, salt, baking powder, & any remaining brown sugar.
Step #9 Stir this mixture quickly into the liquid.
Step #10 Fold the egg whites into this thin batter.
Step #11 Pour the batter evenly over & around the partly cooked apples & return dish to the oven, baking it until the crust has browned, another 45 mins to 1 hr.
Step #12 While the pudding bakes, stir the powdered sugar & remaining nutmeg into a pitcher of heavy cream.
Step #13 Take the finished pudding directly to the table before it falls, & turn each serving onto a plate so the apple is nested in the fluffy crust.
Step #14 Pour sweetened cream over them.
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