approaches, the first harvest
comes upon us. For the festival of Lughnasadh
, the first of three "harvest
" holidays before midwinter
, a nice hearty hot pudding is fun when served with vanilla ice cream
! It's a great treat for early autumn or even mid-autumn, and goes well with all the other bready stuff that's common at harvest time. This pudding is very moist and rich-tasting (a heavy molasses
taste is apparent), and the raisins are optional.
Preheat the oven to 300º F. Butter an 8 x 8 dish. Heat the milk in a medium saucepan. Whisk in cornmeal and stir until mix thickens--it takes about ten minutes. Add the other ingredients and stir until heated through. Pour into the dish and bake for three hours. Serve warm and with ice cream.
Yield: 8 servings
Source: Paraphrased from Susan Branch, Autumn
Use for: Lughnasadh, Mabon