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Sweet Corn Pudding
"Sex is good, but not as good as fresh sweet corn."
~ Garrison Keillor
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Sweet Corn Pudding
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by Nigella Lawson, 2002, Hyperion
“This isn’t pudding as in
dessert, but as in rich, heavy, airless soufflé. I suppose there’s nothing
to stop you separating the eggs, whisking the whites and turning
this into a lighter, frothier affair, but there is most definitely no need.
This is easy
to make, toothsome and comforting to eat, and I have Gabbie de Jersey to
There’s something particularly gratifying in specifying a can of cream-style
sweet corn in a recipe, but then I have a great sentimental affection for
it. When I was about twelve, it was my idea of gastronomic heaven. And
needless to say, children love this: thrown together, in smaller quantities
to be sure, and paired with some slices of deli ham, it makes for a simple,
stress-free supper, one that’s likely to be eaten, not pushed whiningly to
the side of the plate.”
18 ounces (about 2 1/4 cups) canned sweet corn, drained
14 ounces (about 1 3/4 cups) canned creamed corn
1 1/3 cups whole milk
1 1/3 cups heavy cream
Generous 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and butter an ovenproof
dish – and I use my old, scuffed Pyrex one, which measures 12 x 10 inches.
Whisk the eggs in a large bowl, and then add, beating unenergetically, all
the other ingredients. Pour into the buttered dish and cook for about an
hour, by which time it should have set within and puffed up slightly on top.
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