Parsonage Pudding

“This recipe is to be given to Ministers’ wives only.” Oops.

Sorry about disobeying the instruction. Culinary wisdom is the only moral authority I follow.

The Rev. S.A. Chappell was a Methodist pastor in Ness County, Kansas.

Here’s a larger scan. Also, this recipe was folded into a packet and stuffed into the bottom of the box; here’s what it looked like, folded, too.

From the box of L.S. from Joplin, Missouri.

Parsonage Pudding

Put three and a half cups of boiling water, one cup sugar, one tablespoon of butter, one teaspoon vanilla into a pudding pan and let come to a boil; into this syrup drop a batter made as follows:

One cup sugar, one teaspoon butter, one half cup milk, one cup of chopped dates or not meats, one teaspoon baking powder sifted with enough flour to make a stiff batter. Bake about forty minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream.

This recipe is to be given to Ministers’ wives only.

Mrs. S.A. Chappell.



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