Ada's Baked Indian Pudding


2 cups milk
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup milk


Scald 1-¾ cups milk, saving ¼ cup to moisten cornmeal. Stir cornmeal and reserved ¼ cup milk into scalded milk. Stir until thickened and cook 5 minutes. Add beaten egg, sugar, syrup, and spices mixed together. Cook a few minutes. Add 1 cup cold milk and beat well. Pour into well-greased 2-quart casserole dish, set in pan of hot water, and bake slowly (275 to 300 degrees F), stirring several times, for 2 hours.


Serves 4-6.

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