Tuesday, January 05, 2010

All Day Singin' and Dinner on the Ground


I got this gem in a box I won from eBay for a few dollars. It is from 1972 and has half songs, half recipes. Some are intended for campfires, but I was really wondering about this recipe:
Roley Poley Puddin'
Peel, core and slice apples (any kind of fruit, fresh or dried may be used) (Thankfully, they didn't mention prunes.) Make a rich biscuit dough, roll about 1/2 inch thick, lay apple slices on dough. Roll up, tuck in ends and prick deeply with fork, lay in a steamer and steam hard for 1 3/4 hours. Or wrap it in a cloth well floured, tying ends and basing up sides. Plunge into boiling water and boil continually for 1 1/2 hours.
That sounds really gross. Anyone want to try this one or have done something like it?
I'm going back to try and finish Molly's puzzle. That was hard, even when I was listed as part of a few clues!

4 comments:

Jacqueline Seewald said...

I'm sticking to eating fresh apples! Of course for those of us whose teeth don't work well, there's always applesauce. My mother used to bake an excellent brown Betty. Baking is a great way to bring out the natural sweetness in apples--of course, a little brown sugar with cinnamon doesn't hurt either.

Anne said...

Lordy, this sounded like fun (recipes and songs) until I read the recipe - boiled dough?! Yuck! Unless, I guess, it's dumplings, then yum. But an hour and a half? Lots of things were bad ideas in the '70s.

Anne said...

Lordy, this sounded like fun (recipes and songs) until I read the recipe - boiled dough?! Yuck! Unless, I guess, it's dumplings, then yum. But an hour and a half? Lots of things were bad ideas in the '70s.

Molly MacRae said...

This sounds like the recipe in The Tale of Samuel Whiskers by Beatrix Potter, originally published as The Roly-Poly Pudding (1908). In it two Rats, Samuel Whiskers and his wife Anna Maria, find Tom Kitten in their attic and try to make him into a roly-poly pudding. Bad rats! Horrible-sounding recipe!