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Catholic Recipe: Frumenty Pudding


  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup white farina
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped, blanched almonds
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds


Prep Time: 45 minutes

Difficulty: • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:11+



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Here is a simple, festive pudding which is traditionally made on the former feast of St. Thomas, December 21. His feast is now July 3.


Heat water and salt to boil; stir in farina; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in sugar, eggs, vanilla, and nutmeg. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add raisins, almonds, and sesame seeds. Pour into greased baking dish, put in pan of hot water. Bake at 375┬░ F. for 30 minutes.

Recipe Source: Holy Housewifery Cookbook by Ethel Marbach, Abbey Press, Saint Meinrad, Indiana, 1968